Aldershot Town: All staff including players, management and office staff have all agreed to take reduced salaries

Thursday 19th March 2020

ALDERSHOT TOWN staff both on and off the pitch have agreed to take reduced salaries during the football suspension during the Coronavirus crisis.

The National League club issued a statement on their club website on the day that clubs at this level ask for a £20m support package from the Government to survive this barren spell without playing football.

“Following our regular virtual meeting between staff members and management at Aldershot Town this afternoon, all staff including players, management and office staff have all agreed to take reduced salaries,” said the Hampshire club in a statement posted on their club website.

“This is to ensure that all those involved with the football club at this moment in time are doing everything we can help the club moving forward, given these difficult circumstances.

“This decision has also stemmed from the recent decision to suspend the EFL until the end of April and at the moment, uncertainty on when a decision on the National League’s approach had been made as well.

“We appreciate to all those involved that this hasn’t been an easy decision to make.

“This also continues with our other additional cost-cutting when we have no activity at the ground, as we look to keep pushing forward and continuously look ahead to our next game soon.

“We also appreciate the hardship that everyone connected with the club and the local trade, (who rely on the footfall on match-days) and we wish them all our best wishes in this current environment.

“The football club are humbled and appreciate this fantastic gesture from the commitment of all the employees at Aldershot Town Football Club, from all the staff members and management and we hope they and the fans get to see us playing at the stadium once again very soon.

“The club will make no further comment at this time.”

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