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Aylesbury United News Story

Slimbridge Resign From League

Wednesday 11 July 2007 - 12:00 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

Sport Italia Hellenic League Premier Division champions Slimbridge have resigned from the British Gas Business Southern League Division One Midlands – before kicking a ball in it.

In a statement released by the club, secretary David Phillips stated: "It is with the utmost regret that that Slimbridge AFC announce their resignation from the BGB Business Football League Division One Midlands with immediate effect.

The decision was reached at a club committee meeting on Monday evening. In his statement the club chairman John Mack, cited a serious lack of loyalty, integrity and commitment from some members of the club and he truly felt let down by that.

This unfolding situation has cast severe doubts as to the ability of the club to compete seriously at Step 4 level. It is the reason behind the decision to withdraw.

It was confirmed that the club will continue its membership of the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League.

The club apologises to all supporters for the huge disappointment they must be feeling. For all those who have already applied for a season ticket, appropriate refunds will be made within the next seven days.

All the planned pre-season games will be cancelled.

John Mack has stated that he will remain as chairman for the foreseeable future but, will unfortunately, lose the services of Dave Phillips as secretary within the next few days.

Phillips himself adds that he fully supports the stance taken by Mack. "It is incredible how the euphoria of the club`s most successful season in their 105-year history can turn into this nightmare in two months.

"The club must now re-group and move forward. I have had a wonderful five years at the club but now I feel that it is the right time to step aside. I wish Slimbridge AFC all the best for the future."

The resignation now leaves Aylesbury's league short of a team, with 21 remaining competitors and it is though unlikely that a replacement will be drafted in at this late stage.

 
 
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