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SOLDIERING ON: Wealdstone FC struggling due to pandemic 

 Published on: 5th May 2020   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Wealdstone F.C

The chairman of Wealdstone FC has released a statement on the impact the pandemic has had on the club.

The Ruislip club sat top of the Vanarama National League South before it was suspended indefinitely last month.

Chairman Rory Fitzgerald has since revealed that playing staff have been furloughed while the club tries to cope with the current climate.

In a statement released last month, he said: “Whilst promotion remains our ambition, the long-term financial health of the club has to be front and centre in our planning and decision-making. Ensuring that Wealdstone Football Club survives and is able to continue to play our role in the community and compete at the highest attainable level is our goal.

“We have furloughed our playing staff and management and continue to engage with the National League and other clubs as everyone seeks to find a pathway through the current challenges. We have applied for and received a £25,000 grant from Hillingdon Borough Council as part of the Government support measures and have taken as many cost reduction actions as we reasonably can.

“Despite this, the impact of the lockdown and the current situation with football has and continues to have a hugely damaging impact on our financial position. We are proud of what we have achieved on and off the pitch this season and whatever the final outcome, we will consider our position, consult with supporters where appropriate and work together to ensure that we can all enjoy this club and everything it stands for long into the future.”

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