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Prescot to go amateur

Postby reco » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:45 pm

just seen this on the prescot cables website
The Board of Directors of Prescot Cables must announce to the Supporters and Shareholders that the Club is from today's date returning to amateur status. This means that as the club moves forward no wages will be paid to the players. This prudent but difficult decision has been taken with the best interests of the club at heart and with the sole intention of securing the longevity of Prescot Cables Community Interest Club.

As a Community Interest Club Cables must follow the rules of its constitution and has responsibilities towards its Shareholders and Supporters. This requires that the Club is managed with all due diligence and remains financially solvent.

The Club started the 2011-2012 League campaign in a weak financial position. In a difficult economic climate the Club has been unable to secure a major sponsor whilst at the same time it was faced with an unexpected and substantial bill to overhaul the floodlights. Despite best efforts to recover from that situation the Committee have decided that they had little option but to prevent the Club from entering into a position of debt.

The decision to return to amateur status was taken after much deliberation and after considering a number of options. The change in status will assist in ensuring that Prescot Cables continues to exist at the highest standard of local non-league football in the Prescot and Knowsley area of Merseyside.

The timing of a decision such as this is always difficult to get completely right and a balance must be struck between achieving the optimal result for the Club whilst ensuring that Prescot Cables remains open, and honest towards the Management Staff, Players, Shareholders and Supporters. The Board feel that the release of the decision has been conducted completely in accordance with the above aim. Nevertheless this decision will undoubtedly receive mixed reactions and some of those affected or involved will understandably be surprised and disappointed.

It is hoped that observers will see this action as being a sensible decision taken to avert further problems. At all times Prescot Cables has completely honoured its financial responsibilities and this includes the responsibility towards paying players and staff.

The Club must now move forward and face a challenging time in what remains of the season. It is with hope and anticipation that we do so with the continued and loyal support of everyone involved at the Club. This is a time for all Board Members, Management, Players and Supporters to pull together and work towards securing the future success of the Club.

The club is indebted towards and would like to thank all past and present sponsors, volunteers and supporters who assist Prescot Cables to compete at this high level of football competition within the Evo Stik League.

Prescot Cables Board of Directors

Seems like another team heading to rocky waters tough the board have managed to just steer it away from the rocks
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Re: Prescot to go amateur

Postby mark » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:43 pm

Could be the way forward for a number of clubs. I wish them all the best
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Re: Prescot to go amateur

Postby Magpie in Exile » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:08 pm

mark wrote:Could be the way forward for a number of clubs. I wish them all the best

Absolutely, and I think the FA need to rethink several costly restrictions like floodlights

My local club, Frome Town, face automatic relegation from the Southern League premier division because the stand capacity is only 100, not the 250 required by the FA, and yet the average crowd is less than 250, and the existing stand is never full. Madness
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