Further key details have been released regarding the merger of Ossett Albion and Ossett Town, the most notable of which will see the club known as Ossett United.

It was announced last week that Ossett Town AFC and Ossett Albion FC are to merge, subject to FA and league approval, and the following details have been outlined in a statement from the clubs:

‘In recognition that the merger is truly a joining of equals the new club will be called Ossett United – we realise that many of you guessed that this would be the case and it is heartening that many people suggested this as a fitting name for the new club.

Ossett United will be overseen by a board of six Directors consisting of three appointed by Ossett Albion and three appointed by Ossett Town. The Directors will be John Chidlaw, James Rogers, Lee Broadbent, Lee Summerscales, Dawn Rogers and Emma Chidlaw. The new Board have agreed that John Chidlaw will be Chair of the Board.

We all come together with a clear vision for the future – to provide the highest level of football possible for Ossett,

We can also confirm that Ingfield, the current home of Ossett Town will become the main home base for Ossett United with the first team playing their home games on what will become a supreme grass playing surface. We will invest in the facilities at Ingfield to make them fit for a team ambitious for promotion to higher levels and create better facilities for our existing and new fan base as well as for the people of Ossett and the surrounding areas.

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