Friday, 18 July 2008

Redcar needs a senior football team

Posted by Chris

I told told a meeting of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council tonight that it is a real shame a town the size of Redcar does not have a senior football team playing at least at Conference North level.

I have been impressed by the way football fans in Scarborough got together and rallied round to form Scarborough Athletic FC when Scarborough FC went bust. I understand they set up a trust and each contributed around £12 to help get the new team underway. They may be playing home games at present in Bridlington but at least they are back on the Football League Pyramid and have had a successful first year.

A town like Redcar, with a population of more than 40,000, should have a senior football team.

Not since the demise of Redcar Albion many years ago has Redcar had a successful senior team. In recent years we had Redcar Town who played in a very lowly north-east league but soon dwindled away.

It is obviously not easy to get a team off the ground but the Council can help facilitate this and get people together.

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