Fleet Town Official Statement:
On behalf of Fleet Town and the Committee I thought it was time to update you as to the Club's situation since the passing of Steve Cantle at the end of last year.
Steve's untimely death has left a massive hole in the club emotionally but particularly financially and we are only now discovering the true financial input of Steve. He was in no uncertain terms bankrolling the playing budget.
Firstly, however I would like to thank our Manager Craig Davis, his Staff and the Players for staying with us despite the fact that they were informed at the beginning of February that there would be no money to pay them. Their performances since Christmas have been fantastic and I am proud to be associated with them. Thank you boys!
The situation at the Club is that we desperately need help both financially and by way of bodies to help on match days and to join the Committee to help raise funds for the Club. We have been looking and asking for a new Chairman to lead us through these difficult times and several fans have been very generous in making donations to the Club to ensure that matches go ahead. There are many people who are necessary to enable a match to take place and we as a Committee cannot do everything as well as hold down our own everyday jobs.
All of the Committee are volunteers and we now need you to support the Club to make sure that Fleet Town F.C. continues for the years to come. That is the paramount concern. We would like to pay the players, they are the ones who put the numbers through the turnstile (bums on seats) but at this moment, as the players and staff are aware, we cannot do that if it is to the detriment of the Club. We cannot pay out what we do not have. Without support both physical and financial the club won't survive.
If you can help or know anyone who may wish to help especially on the Commercial front then please make yourself known to me or any Committee Members.
I conclude with how I started by thanking the players for their magnificent loyalty to Craig and the Club through these difficult times and thank you the supporters for your vocal and personal support since the turn of the year.
Your Club needs you.
Come on you Blues!
Updated 13:49 - 22 Mar 2017 by Harry Cannon
Secretary & Vice Chairman
Fleet Town FC.