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Almondsbury Town

7 years ago By Jim Cunneen

not our club news but very sad..

Taken from the Western Daily Press...

Almondsbury Town announce departure from Southern League
Almondsbury Town have dramatically resigned from the Zamaretto Southern League and have confirmed that they will bring the curtain down on their 114-year history at the end of the season.

Chairman Bob Jenkins has revealed that the club, who were already due to leave their Oaklands Park home at the end of the current campaign, had been unable to find a new venue that meets Southern League requirements and will cease to exist in June.

Almondsbury have seen a move to share at the Hallen Centre vetoed recently by members of the venue's management committee, and Jenkins admitted: "We were reliant on that move getting the green light.

"Once that fell through, we were really up against it. We've had a couple of half-offers to share elsewhere, but they would involve moving off the patch and, in the end, would have proved too costly.

"It is with the greatest of sadness that we have notified the Southern League management committee of our intention to resign our position at the end of the season."

Jenkins also confirmed that the club will disband. He added: "I'd carry on if I could see a light at the end of the tunnel, but there is nowhere left to turn. It was one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make.

"I've been chairman at this club for a decade and have been involved in other ways for many years. It breaks my heart to see a fantastic club steeped in history disappear from the local scene like this."

I am actually quite sad about this. We had some good battles with Almondsbury and their Chairman was a thoroughly nice bloke. No one likes to see a club go out of business - especially one that we have had dealings with....

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