It was announced on Thursday evening that FA Trophy holders North Ferriby United have been put up for sale by owners Eman and Steve Forster.

The move was prompted after Steve Forster underwent neurosurgery and with a long course of treatment and recovery ahead of him the owners have taken the difficult decision to put the club up for sale.

The Villagers currently sit in fifth place in the Vanarama National League North table and will hope to continue a remarkable period in the club’s history that included their Evo-Stik Northern Premier League title win and their historic FA Trophy triumph.

The Forsters released a statement on the club’s website confirming the reasons behind their decision.

It read “It is with much sadness that we announce that North Ferriby United is for sale with immediate effect.

The last three and half years have been a wonderful journey with our day out at Wembley last March being one of our proudest achievements and a day that will live with us forever.

Unfortunately, Steve has undergone neurosurgery recently and whilst it has been successful, he has a long period of treatment and recovery ahead of him and therefore we feel that we can no longer invest time into the club as we focus on Steve’s recovery as well as looking after our children during this period.

Our hope is that in the coming weeks and months we will be able to find new owners who can continue to take the Club forward.

We would like to thank everyone involved with North Ferriby United, especially the Club’s loyal supporters. We hope we leave the Club with foundations to achieve even more in the future.

Eman & Steve”

A statement has also been released on behalf of the club.

“The club was saddened to learn of Steve Forster’s illness and wishes him a speedy recovery; our thoughts are with Eman, Steve and their family at this difficult time.

The club looks forward to attracting new owners who can build on the successes that have occurred during the Forster’s period of ownership, an F A Trophy win and challenging at the top of the table in the National League North being the highlights.

No further statements will be issued by either the club or Steve and Eman Forster in the immediate future”

Source: North Ferriby United FC

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