The Hallmark Security League have released a statement in reaction to social media speculation regarding Northwich Victoria’s placement into their league this season.
The statement read “It would appear that a considerable amount of comment has been made on social media concerning the placement of Northwich Victoria into the Hallmark Security League (North West Counties League) Premier Division.
As a point of clarity we make the following comments:
Northwich Victoria Football Club 2007 Limited, in administration, (“Oldco”) was a member of the Northern Premier League for season 2016/17 but was relegated on sporting merit to the NWCFL League for the 2017/18 season. The Club is a member of Cheshire FA, but not a member of The FA.
Oldco entered administration on 1 December 2016 and was deducted points in accordance with league rules. An application was received by the FA from a Newco for membership of the NWCFL League to be provided to it for 2017/18 season. The request arose as the Club sought to exit administration.
The FA has provided its consent for Northwich Victoria to enter into membership of the NWCFL League for season 2017/18 as Northwich Victoria Football Club Limited (new company) subject to the approval of the NWCFL.
It was recommended by the FA Membership Committee to provide its consent under League Rule 2.9.2 (d) subject to the Newco being accepted into membership of the League at its AGM to be held on 17 June 2017.
On 16 June 2017 the Chairman of FA Membership Committee agreed to provide the consent of The FA required under League Rule 2.9.2 (d). The consent was subject to the League confirming Newco as a member for 2017/18.
That consent was approved by the Member Clubs of the NWCFL at the AGM held on 17th June 2017.
John Deal, Secretary, The Hallmark Security Football League”