Thursday, 14 July 2011

Hucknall Town statement

Club Statement 13th July 2011
The club can confirm that the offer made to HMRC has been rejected. The club is putting in place plans to pay its tax debts in full. At a meeting held on Monday 11th July, budgets were presented to the committee which clearly illustrated that there would be no budget available to pay salaries to either players, coaches or the football manager.

The decision was made to operate as an amateur football club for the forthcoming football season in order to secure the long term survival of the club. Investors were informed of the news at a meeting held last night; none of the investors that attended the meeting withdrew their support for the share sale scheme. Any shortfall in funds needed to pay the remainder of the tax bill will come from surplus funds generated by the social club, sponsorship, gate receipts and other events that would have otherwise generated the football budget.

Tommy Brookbank’s and his team are being given time to consider their position and to talk to the squad they have assembled during the closed season with a decision expected from them by Thursday as to whether or not they feel they are able to continue in their roles. The club will compete in the Evostik South League in 2011/2012 season and the pre-season friendly against Retford on Thursday 14th July will go ahead K.O. 7:45pm.