Published: 08:00, 20 October 2020
| Updated: 11:46, 21 October 2020
Gillingham's long-serving secretary Gwen Poynter has left the club.
Her departure will come as a shock to fans, many who weren't alive when she first took the job, 26 years ago.
She has declined to speak about her departure, only to confirm that she has left. The club have yet to make any statement and have been contacted for a comment.
Ms Poynter took on the job just before the arrival of chairman Paul Scally, who is the second longest serving owner and chairman in English professional football.
She was there during Mr Scally's takeover and was privy to all of the comings and goings over the years, from Tony Pulis in the mid-90s to current manager Steve Evans.
Her departure comes after a hectic period for the club, having just signed on 15 new players during the current transfer window. Only Blackpool have signed more in League 1.
During her time at Priestfield she's witnessed four promotions, has seen the club play at their highest level of football in its history following their time in the Championship, three trips to Wembley and a title-winning season during Martin Allen's tenure as boss.
She has often been praised by Mr Scally, always mentioning her efforts during the end of season awards. She was honoured with the Elliot Scally Trophy for special achievement with the club in 2013, the year they won the League 2 title, in their centenary year.