At the end of this season Adrian Teer is to step down as club chairman and retire from the Board of Directors after 40 years service. 

The big man has been a board member over two periods 1980 – 2003 and 2007 to date. This is his 27th year as chairman, 1993 – 2003 and 2007 to date.

“I think after 40 years it will be an ideal time to go. I’m heading towards 79 now and the M1 seems to be getting longer” he explains. “To have served on the Glenavon board for so long has been an absolute privilege and to be chairman for 27 years has been the honour of my life.”

Under Adrian’s chairmanship Glenavon have twice finished Irish League runners-up, won three Irish Cups as well as the League Cup, Gold Cup, County Antrim Shield, Charity Shield, numerous Mid Ulster Cups, qualified for European football on nine occasions and always played in the top division of the Irish League football.

As chairman he has also overseen an almost complete upgrade of Mourneview Park. This has included construction of the Geddis and Glenfield Road Stands, a revamp of the Crescent Stand and creation of the training facility at the Social Club end.

The end of this season will be the end of an era.