Slough Town Football Club welcomes the announcement from The National League that it has managed to secure grant funding to enable the possible start of the 2020/21 season. However we remain frustrated that we do not have clearer details of the government grant that has been announced and urge the National League to support its member clubs urgently to pursue transparency and clarification.
This is a very bittersweet moment in the history of our club. Whilst we are extremely grateful for the grant funding and the possibility of getting the season underway, we are committed in wanting our supporters to be able to come back to Arbour Park, and to follow the team to their away matches, as soon as possible. Football is simply not the same without supporters.
We will do everything we can to remain engaged with our supporters and the wider community at this difficult time. We are pleased to confirm that, in partnership with FCVideo, we will live stream our home National League South matches for a fee of £9.50 per match.
As well as watching our live streams, our fantastic supporters can also contribute in other ways. Our new home replica shirt is on sale, available from our online club shop along with a range of other items. We also welcome donations of ‘virtual’ match tickets, food and drink purchased through our Virtual club shop. And supporters can still watch live football at Arbour Park, with our Under 23 team playing Suburban League matches on Saturday afternoons and Slough Town Ladies playing on Sunday afternoons.
During the summer there has also been reorganisation in the club’s steering committee in the long period without football. John Porter has stepped down as Chairman; due to work commitments he feels he will not be able to dedicate as much time to the club going forward and felt that the role dictated full commitment. John remains a director of the football club and will still be around on match days to help. His fellow directors and members of the steering committee would like to thank John for his valuable work as chairman of the club over the past season. We are pleased to announce that Mike Lightfoot has stepped in to replace John as Chairman and Craig Edwards has agreed to become Vice Chairman.
Lastly, we are sure you will join us in wishing Jon, Neil, Trent and the squad the very best of luck for the league season ahead and further success in the FA Cup.
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