Woking have announced prospective lead investors in the club.

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The board of directors have stated their support for the group, Final Third Sport, LLC, an American outfit led by veteran sport executives John Katz and Drew Volpe. The club stress that there are ‘numerous conditions that must be satisfied before a shares transference may occur, including the conclusion of the proposed appeal (over the new stadium plans) being carried out by a different organisation, approval of the football authorities and appropriate timing throughout the process.’

Final Third Sport is not connected to the organisation that has proposed an appeal. Woking chair Rosemary Johnson explained: “Since the refused planning application, fans have been asking me about a Plan B for the club.

“John has visited the club throughout this year and realises the part that the club plays in our local community, and has spent considerable time in the last few weeks meeting with key people in the club and understanding how we can work together to achieve full-time football as soon as next season.”

John Katz added: “The Cards are the perfect fit for us on every level. Woking is a big club with massive potential to challenge for a spot in the Football League.

“This club has been a big part of the community since the late-19th century. Our vision to grow the club relies on the history, passion and service in the community.

“We look forward to growing existing relationships and partnerships across Woking and Surrey, and to build new partnerships that will both take the club to the next level and pave the way for positive growth both on and off the pitch.”

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