AFC Bournemouth vice chairman Jeff Mostyn has been elected to the FA Council as a representative of the Football League.
Longtime Council servant Mark Arthur, who is chief executive of Nottingham Forest, also joins Mostyn on the Council for the next 12 months.
The elected body meets to discuss and decide the major policies of the Football Association and consists of 92 representatives, made up of senior individuals from the Premier League, Football League and county FAs.
Speaking to afcb.co.uk, Mostyn said, “I am absolutely delighted and extremely proud to have been elected along with Mark Arthur of Nottingham Forest, to represent the Football League on the FA Council.
“The selection was made following a vote of the 72 Football League clubs to elect two candidates. I cannot think of a higher accolade than to be elected by your peers to represent them.
“Of equal if not greater importance, is the fact that my appointment also reflects the incredible progress AFC Bournemouth has made since the dark days of administration, points deductions and various embargoes, and how our peers in the Football League now perceive us.”
“I like to think that every time I represent the club at the various Football League meetings, conferences and on matchdays both home and away, I ensure the club is held in the highest esteem.”
Mostyn went on to reflect on the remarkable change in fortune that the Cherries have had off the pitch in the last three years.
“You only have to look at our stadium and the progress around the ground, including the new training pitches, to see the level of advancement under Eddie Mitchell’s stewardship,” he added.
“This coupled with Max Demin’s tremendous commitment - along with that of the board and staff - has completely transformed the fortunes of the club.
“The new season will shortly be upon us and Paul Groves and Shaun Brooks will demonstrate how much skill, passion and determination they will bring to inspire possibly the most exciting squad the club has assembled in years.”