It was always inevitable that new Beaconsfield SYCOB chairman Andy Agar would get involved with non-league football in one form or another.

The 45-year-old this week took over as top dog at Holloways Park from Fred Deanus, with Michael Saunders replacing Paul Hughes as vice-chairman.

It is a path Agar always thought he would tread, with his father, Roy Agar, having been an England amateur international in the days when such a thing still existed.

He said: “Football has always been part of my DNA. My father started as an amateur at Spurs and then Swindon, but spent much of his career in non-league football with Dulwich Hamlet, Enfield, Tooting & Mitcham and Bromley, so non-league football has always been an interest.

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“My association, such as it is, with Beaconsfield began about nine years ago when I started playing five a side every Sunday at the Beacon centre. Much to the annoyance of my knees and ankles, I still play every week.”

With his eight year old son, Alfie, signed up to the Brentford academy, Agar has also taken a keen interest in youth football and is a director of the FAB Academy, which developed a link-up with SYCOB last summer.

The first season of the experiment saw the club narrowly avoid relegation from Southern League Division One Central, and with that in mind, Agar avoided making wild predictions for the club under his tenure – rather stability and engaging with the community.

He said: “My aim is to create a community based football club that puts youth development at its heart. It is our intention first to financially stablise the club, and then to offer the local community a football club that extends way beyond the first team.

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“We have an arrangement in place to work with the youth set up at Beaconsfield Holtspur, which will bring over 350 kids and their parents into the club, and other developments include significant ground improvements, which should see the club being used seven days a week.

“In Beaconsfield, there has always been a great deal of support for both the cricket and rugby clubs, and the football club has always been seen as somewhat of a poor relation. A big part of my role is to change this perception within the community.

“This won’t happen overnight, but I hope that, in the not too distant future, we have a club of which people can be genuinely proud, and for which they show genuine enthusiasm. This is the start a two or three year journey, and one which I am sure that supporters both old and new will enjoy.”