Wealdstone FC were grateful to receive a funding boost from the National League, the FA and the National Lottery to help them through the pandemic.
The Stones have made a solid start to their first Vanarama National League season, and are currently sitting in eighth place after six games played – but for all their success on the pitch, there has been plenty of stress off of it.
In a statement released on October 27, the club said: “Over the past seven months the club has faced into unprecedented challenges, as have so many other clubs across the country. We have continued to incur significant costs whilst receiving no meaningful football or social club revenue.
“The incredible amount of money contributed by supporters to the StoneShare fundraising scheme has been a critical factor in helping shape our squad. Thanks go to everyone who has played a party to help get us to where we are today.
“The funding we will receive helps to mitigate the impact of our current operating restrictions, however we must continue to manage our finances with prudence and work on maximising the revenues that are available to us to protect our financial stability.
“This is a lifeline rather than a windfall and one for which we’re very grateful. The club very much looks forward to welcoming fans back to The Vale when it is safe to do so and this funding helps ensure that many clubs, including ours, can continue to operate until that time.”
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