Northwich Victoria need to raise another £5,000 in the next two days to save the suffering a double relegation that could put the clubs future at risk writes Tom Feaheny.
The team were relegated last season and are due to compete in the North West Counties League Premier Division this season. They now though may play in Division One or even risk being rejected from entering that league.
Victoria were formed in 1874 and named in honour of the reigning monarch, Queen Victoria.
A statement on the club website said.
“Over the past 12 months our amazing fans have contributed a staggering £66,000. This has been to repay debt off from previous management and to also run the club efficiently and properly as a community club.
“As part of the agreement to take the club out of administration it became apparent that the final £15,000 was required by the FA to settle all debts off from previous ownership to stop the club from folding. After another generous amount of donations the supporters have raised a further £11,000. This leaves us just £5,000 short of our target.
“Our appeal to anyone footballing loving friend or colleague however big or small the donation is that we simply have 48 hours to meet this financial deadline with the FA or all our efforts will be in vain.
“Please if you can help go on the just giving page that we have set up to try as a last resort to get this £5k together to meet the FA demands. We thank-you as always in advance.”
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