Date:Tuesday June 26 2012
AFC Bournemouth vice chairman Jeff Mostyn has been elected to the Football Association Council.
Mostyn was elected to the position alongside Nottingham Forest chief executive Mark Arthur following a vote between all 72 Football League clubs.
Mostyn's role for the next 12 months will be to discuss the major policies of the Football Association, alongside Premier League representatives and County FA's.
Mostyn believes his election is an indication of just how far the Cherries have come over recent years.
In 2008 Mostyn was chairman of AFC Bournemouth when the club went into administration and were relegated from League One following a ten point deduction.
After failing to agree a Company Voluntary Agreement, the Cherries were handed a further seventeen point deduction for the 2008/09 season and battled bravely against relegation out of the Football League with the clubs existence on the line.
Mostyn returned to the Dean Court boardroom in June 2009 as part of a consortium with Steve Sly, Adam Murry, Neill Blake and Eddie Mitchell and was announced as Vice Chairman shortly after the takeover was completed.
Despite an ongoing transfer embargo that lasted sixteen months, the Cherries won promotion from League Two in 2010 and a year later they reached the League One Play-Offs, but failed to make it back-to-back promotions following a penalty shoot-out defeat to Huddersfield.
In November 2011 Russian Businessman Maxim Demin purchased Jeff Mostyn's 44% and Steve Sly's 6% of the football club and became AFC Bournemouth chairman Eddie Mitchell's 50-50 partner.
Jeff Mostyn has remained as the clubs Vice Chairman and Steve Sly has continued as a club director.
Over the past season on pitch the team has gone through a transitional season, while off the pitch the Dean Court ground has gone through a transformation.
Mostyn told afcb.co.uk...
'I am absolutely delighted and extremely proud to have been elected along with Mark Arthur of Nottingham Forest, to represent the Football League on the FA Council...'
'...my appointment also reflects the incredible progress AFC Bournemouth has made since the dark days of administration, points deductions and various embargoes, and how our peers in the Football League now perceive us.'
'I like to think that every time I represent the club at the various Football League meetings, conferences and on matchdays both home and away, I ensure the club is held in the highest esteem...'
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