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Newcastle Blue Star - Club Statement 23/06/2009

 

 

 

 

 

The following statement has been issued to the media by Newcastle Blue Star Football Club. The statement refers to a meeting held in London a few weeks ago. Since then the UniBond League officers have constantly been attempting to speak to the club concerning their future, including telephone calls immediately before the AGM last Saturday, but these attempts were unsuccessful. The UniBond League Board will be discussing the implications of this statement and will make an announcement in due course.

 

- Following on from a meeting in Soho square London where Bob Morton met up with representatives from the Football Association, the FSIF (grants) and a member from the financial regulations department of the FA, Bob submitted mitigation as to why the club should be shown compassion with regards to the claims for full repayment of ?61,000 which the club received towards development of the Wheatsheaf Sports Ground, Bob Morton pleaded with the members to forego their claim of the full amount of this money and allow the club to continue with their progression and keep the club in existence, however it was to be fruitless as the FSIF were demanding full payment prior to the 2009-10 season commencing..

 

Club Secretary Jim Anderson states that although all parties confirm and endorse that the grants which were awarded and have been correctly utilised over the period 1999-2004 in which they had been claimed, it is the fact the senior club no longer play their games at the Wheatsheaf ground that has instigated this claim even though their relocation to Kingston Park was urged and commissioned by the same authorities.

 

Taking this into account, Newcastle Blue Star would like to confirm that they are officially withdrawing from all competitive football, having announced at the end of the 2008-09 season their concerns over their future, both Bob Morton and Jim Anderson have worked vigorously in an attempt to prevent the closure of such a great club attempting to attract investors in what is an unstable economic climate.

 

Finally Jim Anderson would like to thank all of the support received from all since the club was founded back in 1930, there have been many folk associated with this club and I am sure they will have fond memories that they will cherish.

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Barry's right. The Premer Division will run one club short, so only three will go down at the end of the season I imagine. Division 1 North or South won't change (Witton were at one point believed to be in with a chance of a reprieve, but will still be in Div 1 South)

 

Soon be into pre season games now. 3 weeks away is all it is.

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Barry's right. The Premer Division will run one club short, so only three will go down at the end of the season I imagine. Division 1 North or South won't change (Witton were at one point believed to be in with a chance of a reprieve, but will still be in Div 1 South)

 

Soon be into pre season games now. 3 weeks away is all it is.

 

pre-season training starts tomorrow!

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