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The Football Association have approved the club`s requested name change from Radcliffe Borough to Radcliffe FC from the start of the 2018/19 season.

All references to the Evo-Stik League North club in league and FA competitions will now be referred to as Radcliffe FC from the start of next season.

Over the course of the 2016/17 season the Board had undertaken a series of reviews focusing on various aspects of the club, and this outcome is one that they had come to for a host of reasons. The request was then made to the Football Association.

The club wishes to better identify with its community and since the governmental changes to the district, Radcliffe is no longer a Borough and was absorbed into the Metropolitan Borough of Bury in 1974, rendering the name of the club outdated, if not obsolete.

The club is looking to modernise throughout, on and off the field, and in the way they interact with supporters, and the wider community.

The club are community focussed and want to emphasise they represent Radcliffe as the club move into its 70th year in 2019 and beyond.

Matthew Jones

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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