Mildenhall Town vice-chairman Bill Flynn has confirmed that the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division club will not be….
….applying for promotion to the Ryman League next season.
It had been widely tipped that the Premier Division pacesetters would attempt to move into Ryman League Division One North prior to tomorrow’s deadline for applications.
But following a meeting between Flynn, chairman Martin Tuck and manager Christian Appleford, a decision was taken not to submit an application.
“We are not in a financially strong enough position to go up,” said Flynn.
“I don’t think we would get any bigger crowds if we went up to the next level so it makes sense to stay where we are.”
Another reason behind the decision is due to the extra league games the club would end up playing during the course of the season.
“We currently play thirty-eight games in the Thurlow Nunn Premier, if we went up that number would rise to forty-two as things stand, meaning we would have to find extra cash from somewhere for wages,” said Flynn.
Although not applying for promotion this time around, Flynn has not ruled out the possibility of the club looking into it at a later date.
“For sure it is something we will not dismiss and will consider for the future ,but at the moment we are not in that position,” he said.