Club’s community bid to save football in Peacehaven

Peacehaven & Telscombe FC. SUS-160217-230032008
Peacehaven & Telscombe FC. SUS-160217-230032008

A far-reaching scheme to take Peacehaven & Telscombe FC into community ownership is being launched to ensure football survives in the two towns.

The plan is to bring Peacehaven & Telscombe FC, Peacehaven & Telscombe Youth and Mid Sussex League Peacehaven United and all the supporters together under the umbrella of a community football club.

Community football clubs are run by members of the community for the community and are financially supported by the community.

In the past, many football clubs have relied, and many still do, on a financial benefactor to ensure the viability of their football club.

But with a community-owned football club where one member has one vote, each person who backs the club has an equal share and say in the running of their club.

Community run football clubs are relatively new but are gaining in popularity. Several league sides and top-level non-league clubs are community owned as well as many lower league teams.

Locally, Lewes FC is a good example of a thriving community football club.

A meeting will be held to launch this venture in Peacehaven & Telscombe FC’s clubhouse, The Sports Park, Piddinhoe Avenue, Peacehaven on Thursday, May 5 at 7.30.

Everyone is welcome to attend who has an interest in ensuring football is maintained in the two towns and who would like to become one of the club’s shareholders. They will also be able to find out about the many sponsorship opportunities too.

For football to survive and flourish in Peacehaven and Telscombe, it is vital that a scheme such as this is introduced. Without it, Peacehaven & Telscombe FC will struggle to survive.

A prospectus is being produced which fully explains the scheme and outlines the benefits for individuals and businesses. This will be available at the launch night on May 5.

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