FOOTBALL: Witney Town fold

Witney Town have folded due to lack of funds.

Earlier this month, the cash-strapped Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division club were evicted from the Community Stadium because they were unable to pay the rent.

Witney had hoped to groundshare with neighbours Carterton, but a lack of funds meant they were unable to sign a rental agreement.

The League’s general secretary Brian King said: “It is a sad indictment of the times that a club with the history of Witney Town FC is unable to continue.”

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7:55am Thu 14 Feb 13

BigAlBiker says...

Perhaps if there is enough space Oxford Utd could move, has to be cheaper that the rip off Kassam.
Perhaps if there is enough space Oxford Utd could move, has to be cheaper that the rip off Kassam. BigAlBiker

8:24am Thu 14 Feb 13

The Black Prince was off-side says...

Yes someone should put that thought to IL. I am sure the ground is designated in the proposed structure plan for leisure and there are two pitches, surrounding land and a new interchange on the A40 planned. After all if you can have the London Oxford Airport and the Oxford Witney Four Pillars Hotel (I'm not joking on both of these) then surely we can be freed from the clutches of Kassam and move ten miless down the road. Is there a precedent for that distance from your "name" anywhere else in the Football League?
Yes someone should put that thought to IL. I am sure the ground is designated in the proposed structure plan for leisure and there are two pitches, surrounding land and a new interchange on the A40 planned. After all if you can have the London Oxford Airport and the Oxford Witney Four Pillars Hotel (I'm not joking on both of these) then surely we can be freed from the clutches of Kassam and move ten miless down the road. Is there a precedent for that distance from your "name" anywhere else in the Football League? The Black Prince was off-side

8:50am Thu 14 Feb 13

bobbylashley says...

Not a fan of Witney and only ever been there a few times but a shame to see them fold.If you fancy watching some decent sport in Witney drop in at the Witney rugby club Its Sailsbury at home this weekend.
Not a fan of Witney and only ever been there a few times but a shame to see them fold.If you fancy watching some decent sport in Witney drop in at the Witney rugby club Its Sailsbury at home this weekend. bobbylashley

9:51am Thu 14 Feb 13

THFC President says...

bobbylashley wrote:
Not a fan of Witney and only ever been there a few times but a shame to see them fold.If you fancy watching some decent sport in Witney drop in at the Witney rugby club Its Sailsbury at home this weekend.
Football will continue to thrive in the Community of Witney, both at youth level, with Tower Hill FC(including the Vixen Girls Teams) and Witney Vikings FC, together with a number of Adult Teams, including West Witney FC and Witney Mills FC to name a few.
In addition Tower Hill Ladies this season are playing in the Southern Division 1 of the Woman's Football League.
However, it is still sad to read such a story, and hopefully the Chairman and Committee of Witney Town FC, will be able to re-structure the club in some way in the near future, thus be able to represent the town of Witney again, and give a gateway for talented youth players the chance to play at a higher level, as has been the case in the past.
[quote][p][bold]bobbylashley[/bold] wrote: Not a fan of Witney and only ever been there a few times but a shame to see them fold.If you fancy watching some decent sport in Witney drop in at the Witney rugby club Its Sailsbury at home this weekend.[/p][/quote]Football will continue to thrive in the Community of Witney, both at youth level, with Tower Hill FC(including the Vixen Girls Teams) and Witney Vikings FC, together with a number of Adult Teams, including West Witney FC and Witney Mills FC to name a few. In addition Tower Hill Ladies this season are playing in the Southern Division 1 of the Woman's Football League. However, it is still sad to read such a story, and hopefully the Chairman and Committee of Witney Town FC, will be able to re-structure the club in some way in the near future, thus be able to represent the town of Witney again, and give a gateway for talented youth players the chance to play at a higher level, as has been the case in the past. THFC President

12:10pm Thu 14 Feb 13

zimmer, Wolvecote. says...

Second only to Oxford Utd in the Seventies, even The TANK had a brief spell there. Surely the MP could help out.
Second only to Oxford Utd in the Seventies, even The TANK had a brief spell there. Surely the MP could help out. zimmer, Wolvecote.

3:25pm Thu 14 Feb 13

kibby says...

zimmer, Wolvecote. wrote:
Second only to Oxford Utd in the Seventies, even The TANK had a brief spell there. Surely the MP could help out.
Where would you play him - on the right-wing?!
Seriously though, it's a shame to see a historic club like Witney collapse in this way.
There were some great tussles in the early '70s in the Hellenic with Didcot, Bicester, Wallingford etc..
[quote][p][bold]zimmer, Wolvecote.[/bold] wrote: Second only to Oxford Utd in the Seventies, even The TANK had a brief spell there. Surely the MP could help out.[/p][/quote]Where would you play him - on the right-wing?! Seriously though, it's a shame to see a historic club like Witney collapse in this way. There were some great tussles in the early '70s in the Hellenic with Didcot, Bicester, Wallingford etc.. kibby

8:09pm Thu 14 Feb 13

amber leaf says...

sad to hear that witney town has gone but to be fair witney is moor a rugby town in my opinion .....
sad to hear that witney town has gone but to be fair witney is moor a rugby town in my opinion ..... amber leaf

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