It is with great sadness that Vauxhall Motors FC have tended their resignation to the Football Conference to take effect from the end of the current playing season.
Vauxhall Motors, like many other football clubs, are confronted with the reality of low gates and ever-increasing costs. This now unsustainable position has been going on for several years despite the tremendous efforts of a dedicated and active committee to try and balance the books.
It is anticipated this season will result in another sizable financial loss eating into a legacy of finances that we were fortunate to inherit over a decade ago. And to do nothing would be foolhardy.
As a responsible committee administering a club that was founded over fifty years ago and a club that we would wish to continue for another fifty, with responsibilities beyond the Football Conference, to some thirty teams, youth, junior and ladies catering for over 400 children within Ellesmere Port and beyond, it has become necessary to withdraw the senior side from the established pyramid.
We have enjoyed nineteen fabulous seasons in that pyramid but now we must restructure, stabilise and rebuild again.