Chesterfield Ladies first team manager, Steve Barber has announced that he will be leaving his post after 18 years in the job.
Steve started coaching a junior side that included his daughter Millie and has seen the club develop over the years, in which time he has also taken on the roles of chairman and more recently, vice-chairman.
Current chairman, Keith Jackson, said: “Steve’s contribution to women’s football in Chesterfield cannot be underestimated.
"For 18 years he has volunteered his time for a club that he loves, becoming not only the first team manager but a rock of stability for hundreds of players over the years. The time he has devoted to Chesterfield Ladies FC is unsurmountable and the impact he has had on shaping the club has been phenomenal."
An upcoming fixture will be taking place at the Proact for the first team versus Doncaster Rovers Foundation. The club have dedicated this to be Steve testimonial, on Sunday May 14, kicking off at 4pm.
Steve said: “I’ve been doing this for 18 years and my dream is still that Chesterfield Ladies will be a great team and I look forward to watching their progress with anticipation. I hope that everyone can push on and get this club the respect and status it deserves.
"With hard work and team work you can achieve anything, I send my love and best wishes to the club, to my club.
"I will be watching with love and fondness and hope we can be up there with the best."