Coronavirus Crisis: We have been forced to make significant cutbacks already but with no expected income the club simply can’t afford to survive much longer, warns Didcot Town

Wednesday 18th March 2020

DIDCOT TOWN have launched an online fundraising campaign as the Southern League Central Division club fights for survival.


A club statement said: “Didcot Town Football Club is calling on support of the local and wider community in order to survive following a number of setbacks and the recent Coronavirus outbreak potentially forcing the closure The Loop Meadow Stadium permanently.

“Due to bad weather and now the outbreak of Coronavirus means the club hasn’t hosted a home game since 1 February meaning there has been no football income into the club for over six weeks nor do we have an estimated date of a return to football following this recent pandemic.

“The club has been forced to make significant cutbacks already but with no expected income, the club simply can’t afford to survive much longer.

“The town's football club has been in existence since 1907, and right now it faces the biggest threat to its survival.

“We are asking any current or potential new sponsors, investors, supporters or anyone with an interest in maintaining football in Didcot with viable fundraising ideas to get in contact with the club urgently.

“We are at the point of immediate action being required so that Didcot Town FC as we know it can survive, there are plans for the future of the club in the long term but right now we have to survive and without a significant cash injection we will not be able to do so.

“The very future of the town’s football club is in the balance now and we desperately need your help.

“The club is calling on its supporters and the wider community to support the club this Saturday from 4 pm as we open the doors to raise some much-needed income to try and get us through this uncertain period.”

The club has set up a Go Fund Me page for people to make a donation to the club:

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