Wealdstone have confirmed that the club have voted in favour of ending the season.

The Stones, promoted to the National League last year, say that they ‘do not believe it is appropriate for the club to take on debt to complete the season’.

Chairman Rory Fitzgerald has explained as part of a club statement: “We, like others, clearly believed that we would be supported in covering lost revenues via grant funding until we were able to welcome supporters back to game. We continue to lobby for this outcome so we can complete the season without undermining the long-term future of the club.

“The club has now incurred close to two months of costs without any meaningful revenue and this cannot continue for further months if the club is to survive in a recognisable form. We therefore do not feel it is possible for the board to vote for anything other than ending the season whilst there is no clarity on future financial support and what form this may take.

“We are in the process of applying to the DCMS Winter Sports Survival fund to assess our eligibility and the level of loan funding that may be available. However, we reiterate that saddling the club with debt is something we will seek to avoid.”

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