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PRESCOT CABLES RETURN TO AMATEUR STATUS
Sunday 16th October 2011
The Board of Directors of Prescot Cables must announce to the Supporters and Shareholders that the Club
is from today's date returning to amateur status. This means that as the club moves forward no wages will be
paid to the players. This prudent but difficult decision has been taken with the best interests of the club at
heart and with the sole intention of securing the longevity of Prescot Cables Community Interest Club.
As a Community Interest Club Cables must follow the rules of its constitution and has responsibilities
towards its Shareholders and Supporters. This requires that the Club is managed with all due diligence and
remains financially solvent.
The Club started the 2011-2012 League campaign in a weak financial position. In a difficult economic climate
the Club has been unable to secure a major sponsor whilst at the same time it was faced with an
unexpected and substantial bill to overhaul the floodlights. Despite best efforts to recover from that situation
the Committee have decided that they had little option but to prevent the Club from entering into a position of
The decision to return to amateur status was taken after much deliberation and after considering a number of
options. The change in status will assist in ensuring that Prescot Cables continues to exist at the highest
standard of local non-league football in the Prescot and Knowsley area of Merseyside.
The timing of a decision such as this is always difficult to get completely right and a balance must be struck
between achieving the optimal result for the Club whilst ensuring that Prescot Cables remains open, and
honest towards the Management Staff, Players, Shareholders and Supporters. The Board feel that the
release of the decision has been conducted completely in accordance with the above aim. Nevertheless this
decision will undoubtedly receive mixed reactions and some of those affected or involved will understandably
be surprised and disappointed.
It is hoped that observers will see this action as being a sensible decision taken to avert further problems. At
all times Prescot Cables has completely honoured its financial responsibilities and this includes the
responsibility towards paying players and staff.
The Club must now move forward and face a challenging time in what remains of the season. It is with hope
and anticipation that we do so with the continued and loyal support of everyone involved at the Club. This is a
time for all Board Members, Management, Players and Supporters to pull together and work towards
securing the future success of the Club.
The club is indebted towards and would like to thank all past and present sponsors, volunteers and
supporters who assist Prescot Cables to compete at this high level of football competition within
the Evo Stik League.
Prescot Cables Board of Directors