Hampton & Richmond Borough vice-chairman Ben Hudson has been speaking in greater detail about the club’s stance over the current season.
The Beavers were among the clubs to have voted for a null and void outcome, with the National League South confirmed on Thursday evening as following that course of action.
Hudson has said in a club update: “While we’d hoped the history books would see us in the play-offs or better this season, sadly, it will all be cancelled. It might seem strange to hear me say ‘sadly’ after we voted for the season to end, so I wanted to provide some clarity from the boardroom.
“We voted for the season to end, as financially it is not viable to play games with no income. Some will say ‘why didn’t you take the loans?’ but the reality is, there were questions regarding the legitimacy of the loans, as they were in breach of the league rules.
“In addition, as a collective shareholder team, we have no desire to take on long-term debt unless it was for tangible improvement of facilities or setup. If continuation had been enforced, it was a path we would have had to consider, which is why we took longer than some other clubs to vote.”