I have been here now for two years and we have had our ups and downs but this 25-year lease agreement will now allow us to move the club on to the next level, says Margate chairman Bob Laslett
Friday 22nd January 2016
MARGATE chairman Bob Laslett says a new 25-year lease at Hartsdown Park will help the club move forward.
Mr Laslett insists the future is bright for the club after hosting a fans forum at Hartsdown Park on Wednesday night.
Mr Laslett and the board of directors invited fans to pose their questions to the board with the agenda covering four subjects of first team, stadium developments, community and youth.
Over 75 supporters attended the evening which saw Mr Laslett confirm that the club has now agreed in principle a 25-year lease with Thanet District Council to stay at Hartsdown Park.
“I have been here now for two years and we have had our ups and downs but this lease agreement will now allow us to move the club on to the next level,” said Mr Laslett, in a statement posted on www.margate-fc.co.uk
Chief executive Chris Pope says that the future is exciting for Margate but the club does need the support of the local area.
“We will continue to work hard for the supporters of this football club,” he said.
“We need everyone to get behind us and support our projects both on and off the pitch.”
Margate travel to Vanarama National League South leaders Ebbsfleet United on Saturday sitting in 11-place in the table.
The club have won four of their six games since Nikki Bull took over from Terry Brown.
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Article published: 08:55 – Friday 22 January 2016