Comment from CEO Neil Male on distribution of National League funding…
By Matty Paddock - 23/10/2020
Posted 1 month ago
Chief Executive Neil Male has provided the below comments to the Official website following confirmation of the award of Grant monies to National League clubs:
“First and foremost, I would like to join all National League clubs in showing our gratitude to the National Lottery, the DCMS and all those involved in procuring vital grants to help National League Clubs survive.
“However, the distribution of these funds and the way in which that distribution has been calculated has left us as a Board extremely concerned. I have this morning written to my counterpart, National League CEO Michael Tattersall seeking urgent clarification on how those sums were reached. This is not about greed or grabbing for money, it is about livelihoods and the long-term stability and success of a football club that has continued on a challenging journey only with the assurances of support that must now be forthcoming in the ways it was promised.
“I will not enter public debate, conjecture or criticism of anybody, that’s not my style of working and that benefits nobody. However, my fear is that, as a full-time club that was given concrete assurances about the commencement of the season, we are going to fall short in the support we receive. We would be failing in our duty to let that happen.”
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