Nantwich Town say they have had to lay off all of the club’s full-time and part-time staff as a consequence of the current COVID-19 pandemic and football suspension.
The Dabbers are challenging for promotion from the BetVictor Northern Premier Division and are currently in 6th place, five points behind FC United in 2nd. Chairman Jon Gold has been updating supporters on the situation at the club, explaining:
“In line with the instruction and advice from both the government and football authorities, we have sadly had to close all aspects of our operation, including football activities at every level and all functions and events, and also lay off all of our staff, both full and part-time, which has been done with great sadness and reluctance, but out of necessity and for the safety and welfare of everyone concerned. These actions still leave us with the immense overheads of maintaining and running a major stadium and business with no income whatsoever for the foreseeable future.
“Whilst not wishing to sound alarmist – which may lead to further panic and concern amongst the club’s volunteering and playing community – it is sadly a stark reality facing many clubs and businesses during these unprecedented times and not exclusive to ourselves. It’s important that during this period, we are as transparent as we can possibly be, with the knowledge that we have, and to this end, your continued faith, support and understanding is sincerely valued and needed.”
Gold did, however, add that he is ‘hopeful that there will be a solution forthcoming’.