Hythe Town FC Board Statement
Following a board meeting at Reachfields last evening (24th February), the Board have released this statement:
In common with many other football clubs, Hythe Town FC have been experiencing decreasing revenues which has been caused by both the current economic climate and the recent spell of poor weather. Countless postponements have led to a full programme of midweek games, but these will strain playing resources and can mean a drop of anything up to 50% in match receipts. Supporters also need to know that the quality of players seen at Reachfields in recent seasons are funded by a variety of sources, and when those sources diminish, players with families and mortgages will look to increase their incomes elsewhere whether it be inside or outside football.
It is no secret that our playing budget has had to be reduced somewhat, but we are still confident that in this transitional season our remaining players and management team will pull things round so that we can all look forward to a more successful time next season. It is not the club's style to be asking for donations but we do appeal to all supporters to turn up in good numbers (and voice) for our remaining fixtures, and also for some fund raising events we will be holding. The first of these is a "Race Night" at the Hythe Imperial on Saturday March 15th, full details to follow on our website and in our match programmes.
Finally, we would like to thank both of our latest departures, Dave Cook and Pat Kingwell, for the fantastic service they have given the club. We would also like to take the opportunity to remind supporters that both Craig Thompson and Craig Cloke are back at Reachfields and ready to do battle for us all! We hope to see as many of our supporters as possible, this Saturday, when we face Sittingbourne at Reachfields, kick-off 3pm.
Originally Published - 25/02/14