Former world snooker champion Peter Ebdon is to be the first president of the reformed Wellingborough Town FC.
Ebdon won the world title in 2002
The Doughboys, the sixth-oldest club in England, went out of business in 2002 but has been resurrected and Ebdon is taking a leading role in the venture.
"It is nice from my part if I can help with the fundraising and raise the profile of the club," he said.
The Irish Masters champion added: "It is a very professional set-up and everything is being done properly."
A steering committee hopes to get the club playing competitive fixtures for the start of the 2005-06 season.
The committee has hopes of getting the club into the Nationwide Conference inside the first five seasons.