South West Peninsula League, West Division club Millbrook AFC have launched a crowdfunder appeal as they look to sort out a “financial mess” at the club.
In a statement on their new Crowdfunder page they explained the situation behind the financial situation that is threatening the clubs’ future.
“Unfortunatley off the pitch we have inherited what can only be described as a financial mess. We now have a new Chairman and Treasurer of the club (installed in January 2017) with local links to the village and the expertise to help save it.
“Alongside these, there is a team of strong committee members who have been working hard for months only to discover the seriousness of the issues. It has become evident that Millbrook AFC has not been controlled properly over the years and we now face the consequences of that.
“However, our interests are not in the past and why it is like this, our sole focus is the future and solving these problems. The club has upwards of £30,000 debt that has been built up over the years and we are trying our hardest to chip away at this bit by bit”
“On 12th January 2017 we received confirmation of an individual bill that exceeds £9,000.
“Not only is this another one for the long list of creditors but it is one that demands a 50% upfront payment and following monthly payments of hundreds of pounds that we simply do not have. If the bill is not paid then it will be more than likely that the club will be closed”
The club will also hold an open forum on Friday 27th February, where they say more details of the situation will be discussed.
Millbrook currently sit in sixth position in the table after a 5-1 away win at Wendron United on Saturday.
You can find their Crowdfunder page here
Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)