Saturday Dec 18
After massive deliberation and soul searching, The Atherstone Town Board have requested to step down a league in order to make continuation a more viable option. Please see more information.
Copy of letter sent to the Southern Football League@
It is with great sadness and reluctance that we, Atherstone Town Football Club,
have to advise of our notification to resign from the Southern Football League at
the end of the current season (2010-2011)
The decision has taken considerable thought and deliberation. Unfortunately, current
economic circumstances mean that we are unable to continue with the level of costs
required to maintain a football club at this level.
We are in the same position that many clubs find themselves. Ironically, in terms of
non-debt, we are in a comfortable position, but our capacity to raise income is very
We wish the Southern Football League a happy Christmas and all the best for the
future. When our finances permit and fortune favours us on the pitch, we also hope
one day to make a return. A sad day for all at Atherstone Football club.
on behalf of the Board
Atherstone Town Football Club