Glenafton Athetic Statement | Season 2020/21

Sunday 11th October 2020

Club Statement – West of Scotland Football League

It is with regret that the committee of Glenafton Athletic announce our withdrawal from participation in the 2020/2021 West of Scotland Football League.

We have carefully considered all of the information and options we have at our disposal, and have arrived at our decision based on the following:

Our club members and supporters are quite simply the life blood of our club. We rely heavily on match day income such as hospitality, catering and weekly draws. Current Government legislation, prohibits us from allowing any members, supporters or sponsors into the ground. With the COVID 19 situation unlikely to change for some time, it would be financially unsustainable for the club to continue to operate without having the aforementioned income streams.

With a drastically reduced projected income, we feel that that to play under these conditions would financially cripple the club which could potentially raise doubts over our future existence. Quite simply this is not a risk we are willing to take, and as such we feel we have no other viable option than to withdraw from this season’s league championship.

We hope that everyone associated with the club understands our decision and can acknowledge that this was not taken lightly. We do however, feel that this is the only viable option for Glenafton at this time. We would like to place on record our thanks to all fans, sponsors and members for their continued support of the club through this difficult time. We look forward to returning whenever circumstances allow.

Yours in Sport

Ian Young (Club President) & John Stewart (Club Secretary)

Club Statement – Craig McEwan

Following the club’s decision to withdraw from this season’s West of Scotland Football League, the club has now reluctantly accepted the resignation of Manager Craig McEwan.

Craig has tonight informed the club that he no longer wishes to remain in charge, in light of today`s announcement regarding our withdrawal from West of Scotland Football League.

Glenafton Athletic would like to place on record our thanks to Craig for his 5 and a half years of hard work, and for the significant success he brought to the club.

We wish Craig and his family all the best for the future.

Ian Young (Club President) & John Stewart (Club Secretary)

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