At just eighteen, Kendal Town’s club secretary has a vision for the club and only one goal – to keep the side playing.

Taylor Hulme is the youngest football club secretary in the country, having only recently turned 18 years old.

Born and living in Kendal, he has managed to control a strong career within the club while also working towards a business level three at Kendal College.

He has laid out his vision for the club and is determined to get the team and the fans through the difficult times ahead.

Taylor said: “When the opportunity came round to become the club’s secretary, no one really wanted to do it. But it applied to me, so I stuck my hand up.

“It’s just a great club and I wanted to do what I can for it.

“It’s had such a good history and the performances they have put in over the recent seasons is something to be really proud of as a club.

“This season they’ve really shone and we are coping really well considering everything that is going on.

“Around the country there are a lot of big teams struggling but even as a small club we are doing really well.

“There was the takeover and then Covid and the second lockdown. But we’re still here. Still going. Still heading in the right direction.

“We are working hard to get round Covid. We will be putting systems in place to get things going.

“We are having a few problems with the lack of volunteers we can get during lockdown but managing that is achievable.

“A big part of running the club is the task management, allocating times and setting things up in the right way. But we have some great people who you would want on your side during tough times.

“We have a new trophy under way. The Bill Robson competition is a great addition and we hope to use it to its fullest.

“Again, that comes from just a desire to play. Even if it’s just friendlies, practice or league competitions. We don’t care. The club is at home on the pitch.

“I think the Bill Robson Cup is a brilliant idea.

“It’s a great way to get the community together and bring small clubs together who are struggling.

“Bill had a great career and amazing life, so we hope to honour him with what we do from here on in the competition.

“It’s also a good way to get the club back in with the community. As now spectators can’t come and watch, businesses are struggling so are unable to sponsor us.

“But this can be a great boost for grassroots football where everyone can get involved.

“I’ve never played football myself but I love watching it. I prefer non-league games to professional games. The local stuff engages me more.

“You can see it on the pitch. The passion, love for the game.

“You see it in the players and the fans. It’s for fun, not financial. I love this club and I can’t wait for the future.

“My short-term objective is to restore the ground.

"Make it look physically good, give it a new coat of paint, little things like that.

“Long term, I’m looking forward to us getting into the Premier Division, secure more systems and matchday systems. It’s mostly behind-the-scenes stuff, but it’s all connected.

“It would also be good to get more technology in the club.

"An electronic scoreboard for example, nicer facilities and to increase the number of seats for spectators.”