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University of York Chancellor named as new FA Chairman

Greg Dyke has been unanimously voted in as Chairman of the Football Association Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Chancellor of the University of York has been confirmed as the new Chairman of the Football Association.

Greg Dyke, who was Director General of the BBC, has been Chancellor at York since 2004. The 65-year-old also has a strong background in football. He was a director at Manchester United in the late 90s, and has been non-executive Chairman of boyhood club Brentford since 2006.

Dyke will take up his new role with the FA on July 13th.

Darlington appeal against FA relegation

Darlington FC have lodged an appeal against the decision to relegate the club four divisions.

The Quakers were relegated to the Northern League Division One on the recommendation of the Football Association after going into administration last season.

The club were recently taken over by the group Darlington FC 1883 Limited, and classed as a 'new club' as debts remained with the existing holding company and not the new company.

The FA said the Northern League Division One was the highest league they could be placed in.

Darlington FC 1883 argue that it is not a new club, and say they submitted their appeal last Friday afternoon.

Chairman Denis Pinnegar said:

"The amount of positive support we have had for this appeal has been a great boost, we have to be hopeful that it will be successful."

– Denis Pinnegar, Chairman of Darlington FC 1883 Limited