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Statement From John Newman

Tuesday 21 April 2009 - 09:30 am | Added by: Admin to Club News, First Team | One comment |

It is with regret that I have resigned from my role of Vice-Chairman and as a director of Aylesbury United Football Club.

The pressure of trying to run a semi-professional club without a ground to call our own and with no base, has placed a huge amount of pressure on the few people working to keep the Club alive.

The amount of time and commitment involved is quite formidable, but we are only volunteers, for the last 6 years both Graham and I have worked tirelessly to keep this wonderful Club afloat, a Club steeped in history, we felt was worth fighting for.

This commitment has taken its toll on both my personal and business life, this is not a decision I have made lightly, but thought long and hard about. I am not the sort of person who can do anything half heartedly, but of late this has been a struggle. As we continue our nomadic existence, gaining sponsorship and attracting fans has become more difficult, therefore more funding will be required.

I'm afraid, unless the Town and the local authorities get behind the Club, then I will not be the only casualty. I have promised Graham and the committee that I will continue with the various long term projects to 'Bring The Ducks Home' if they are to come to fruition, but the remainder of the hard working committee has the unenviable task of finding a short term solution to playing at 'home', I sincerely wish them luck.

I would like to thank everyone who has helped and supported me, during my time at the Club.

John Newman

 
 
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