Five senior committee members have stepped down from the Huddersfield RCD Junior League over the last two years.
Having lost long-time stalwarts Ray Jenkinson and Barry Shepherd last year, this time three more important characters take the decision to retire.
But, despite the changes, the League remains in very good hands.
Those leaving are president Laurie Platt, chairman Eric Davies and committeeman Robin Cammish.
Flockton’s Harry Marsden is taking over as president, but the position of chairman remains vacant.
Vastly experienced, Marsden is one of the game’s most knowledgeable and respected characters.
The retiring president is often described as the Godfather of junior football in Huddersfield.
Platt’s knowledge of the game is unsurpassed and his sense of fairness and wisdom have made him the ideal president and leader of the the League for over 40 years.
His decision to step down was taken very reluctantly, but ill health has finally forced his hand.
The League will miss him.
Retiring chairman Davies has been in the post since 1987 and has been a loyal and trusted servant.
Cammish has also played a big role and his decision to step away from all football to spend more time with his family is a sad loss to the game.
The League Committee for the 2016-17 season: President Harry Marsden, secretary Dawn Gibbon, treasurer Harry Marsden, fixture secretary Eric Kershaw, Cup Shaun Townend, mini-soccer Paul Watson, referees appointments Ian Preston, child welfare Jenny Kershaw, FA representative Mark Berry
Registration secretaries: U7, U8, U9, U10 Ursula Spencer. U11 and U12 Trevor Thomas. U13 and U14 Judith Pearce. U15 Jon Rayner. U16 and U17 Sara Campbell. U18 Judith Pearce.
Club representatives: Ray Bissett (Upperthong), Richard Howatson (Linthwaite), Paul MacDonald (Battyeford), Paul Gibbon (Park Avenue).
The first meeting of the new season is on August 30 and the League programme gets under way on Sunday, September 11.