16th Jan, 2019

Fans urged to be united over City survival bid

Rob George 4th Mar, 2017

A RALLYING call has been delivered for Worcester City fans to forget past issues and unite to ensure the Blue and Whites survive.

The plea came following a meeting of the City board and representatives of the Supporters Trust.

Both parties agreed that a closer working relationship was vital to the future of the club and vowed to put past differences aside with more frequent meetings.

During the meeting, the board took the opportunity to outline to the trust the options currently being considered by them and their reasons for doing so.

The need for City to return to Worcester, either in a temporary or permanent home, at the earliest possible was discussed.

A need for a break-even budget for the seasons ahead was also discussed in detail as well as the need to evaluate the future affordability of football at National North level.

Chairman Anthony Hampson also reiterated his pledge to move to community ownership when the planning application for Perdiswell was due to be determined.

With this now imminent both the directors and the Supporters Trust will work together to put in place a plan of action to enable this to happen.

David Wood, chairman of Worcester City FC Supporters Trust, said: “The Trust is supportive of the reasons for the current budgetary reviews and the need to consider the future affordability of playing at the current level in the future.

“It is committed to working with the board to ensure the long term viability of the football club,” he added.

Mr Hampson said: “The passionate support of its followers is one of the clubs strengths and the long term viability and prosperity of Worcester City Football Club will depend on this.

“The board and trust are keen to unite behind the football club and it would urge all supporters to do likewise.

“Undoubtedly there are many challenges ahead but our ability to overcome these challenges will be much greater if we all pull in the same direction,” he added.

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