Witton Albion have announced that Northwich Victoria will be playing all home fixtures at Wincham Park from next season.

The two clubs have agreed a two-year partnership which will also see Wincham Park stage six social functions and Northwich Victoria providing additional volunteers to prepare and maintain the playing and training pitches at Witton.

“It is no secret that we have been exploring ground share opportunities with prospective partners for next season and beyond” said Albion chairman Mark Harris. “In today’s semi-professional game groundshares make good business sense.

“They are a source of total revenue, not only in match fees but in bar revenues too. We are delighted to have agreed terms with Vics and we look forward to working in partnership with them.”

Albion have been hosting 1874 Northwich games this season and Harris did not rule out hosting further games in the future.

“We have developed an excellent working relationship with 1874 and hosting their games has helped both parties and we would do the same again subject to wear and tear on the Wincham Park pitch.”

Northwich Victoria chairman Brian Turner was delighted to have secured a return to Wincham after spending one season at Barnton.

“I’d like to thank Mark Harris and the Witton board in agreeing to this two year partnership deal along with the prospect of an extension. I would also offer my sincere thanks to Barnton Football Club for allowing us to ground share at the Townfield ground during the last 12 months and wish them well in the future.”

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