Thea heads Torquay panel

Thea Bristow has become the Football League's only chairwoman after replacing Simon Baker at League Two strugglers Torquay.

Last Updated: 10/04/13 at 15:58

Thea Bristow: League Football's first chairwoman

Thea Bristow: League Football's first chairwoman

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The 59-year-old will head a panel of three executive vice-chairmen which features Baker, Alex Rowe and ex-managing director Bill Phillips.

Bristow won £15million on the National Lottery with her late husband Paul in 2004 before funding the takeover of the Gulls three years later.

She told the Western Morning News: "My midfield of vice-chairs will keep me in line, but I will hopefully catch on quick and not score too many own goals."

Former chairman Baker added: "She is a very bright woman who, because she's not a businesswoman as such, sees things from a much better angle than the rest of us do sometimes.

"This hasn't been a sudden decision. Thea is the logical chair simply because of her tremendous financial support for the club."

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