FC Halifax Town have released a statement confirming their intention to target the Football League, despite last weekend’s heartbreaking relegation from the National League.
A home draw against Macclesfield Town, coupled with Guiseley’s thrilling win over Torquay United, was enough to relegate Jim Harvey’s men to the National League North.
And following their relegation the Shaymen’s board released a statement reaffirming their commitment to returning to the National League’s top tier and called on supporters to get behind them to help achieve their target.
The statement in full read:
“Saturday 30th April has come and gone, our hoped for positive result in the last game of the 2015-16 campaign ultimately wasn’t to be, we must however remember we still have a historic trip to Wembley on Sunday 22nd May to look forward to, 105 years in the making.
“The Board, the management staff and of course the team really hope you will get behind them and make all our day at Wembley a really special one.
“We’re all hurting at the moment as no one wants relegation, particularly in a game where nearly three thousand attended, the majority to cheer on the Shaymen!
“The Board and everyone directly involved with the Club would really like to thank all the fans for your continued loyalty and support. Through the highs and lows. . . The emotional roller-coaster that is the world of Football.
“Through-out the closed season we’ll continue to build on our solid foundations. Information will be viewed via our normal media channels as soon as readily available. So please keep an eye out for these.
“Our objective remains returning to the Football League and as a club we’ll be continuing to establish ourselves for success. Returning to the National League is our immediate ambition. . .The National North is no walk in the park, however with the right recipe, we believe our ambition can be achieved. There will be some very attractive fixtures in the forthcoming season and new venues to visit.
“As already mentioned we’re all looking forward to competing at Wembley and our aspiration is to bring home some silverware. You, our FC Halifax Town fans will play a key role in our hopeful success at Wembley and of course during next season. . . as always,your contributionwill be vital and very much valued.
“Again, from the Board, the staff and all those involved in both junior and senior football, thank you for your support”