Chorley have issued a statement in which they say the club had requested payment of £300 per game for the women’s team to continue playing their home matches at Victory Park.

It was recently announced that the women’s side would no longer be sharing the venue with the men’s team, having done so for the previous 18 months. It was stated that the women’s team were informed they would have to pay to use Victory Park from February 2020 onwards.

The women’s team explained that, as a self-funded club, they were unable to sustain those costs.

As part of a statement last night, Chorley FC have said:

“The details of our request were for CFCW to contribute £300 per game towards the direct costs of staging only their games at Victory Park. These cost would cover:

Stewarding costs (in line with our ground safety certificate)
General first aid cover
All pitch preparation pre & post-match (including consumables)
Preparation & cleaning of dressing rooms
Heating/lighting costs (including floodlights)
Post-match food for players & match officials (up to 60 people)
In addition CFCW would continue to retain all the turnstile takings.

We feel these costs are in line with booking similar facilities, but did not cover the entire costs incurred at Victory Park to operate a game and do not feel unjustified in asking CFCW to make a contribution towards these costs.”

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