7th tier club Nuneaton Borough confirm the decision to withdraw from their league and consider the liquidation process.
They have announced they will be withdrawing from this season’s Southern League Premier Central, of which they had been sitting in 13th place with 34 points from 24 games played for the 2023/24 season.
The non league community have been left saddened by the news that the offer to purchase Liberty Way will not be considered, meaning Nuneaton are now considering the liquidation process.
— Nuneaton Borough FC (@NuneatonBoroFC) January 18, 2024
— BBC Sport Coventry & Warwickshire (@BBCCWRSport) November 18, 2023
Thursday 18th January, 2024;
We regret to announce that Nuneaton Borough FC will be withdrawing from this season’s Southern Central Premier League.
Despite the dedicated efforts of our sponsors and officials, the club faces insurmountable challenges in maintaining operations.
Our legal advisors have confirmed that the offer put forward to purchase Liberty Way will not be considered, and no new lease will be given to any entity.
Unfortunately, armed with this information our future investors have had to withdraw any future support.
Furthermore, without additional investment or new investors to provide financial support, the club is unable to continue trading.
In light of these circumstances, we are now considering the liquidation process.
This decision comes with a heavy heart, and we deeply appreciate the unwavering support from our loyal fans and the football community during this challenging time.
In accordance with League Rules, notice of resignation from Nuneaton Borough FC has been received, and will take immediate effect.
The League has been working closely with the Club over the last few months whilst they worked on a Club Survival Plan that complied with League Rules and Regulations.
However, events this week at the Club have unfortunately resulted in them making this decision.
The League is sad and disappointed to lose a Member Club in such circumstances and acknowledges the efforts of those at the Club in trying to resolve matters.
The records of the Club this season will be expunged next week and the League has no further statement to make at this time.
🔴LEAGUE STATEMENT | Nuneaton Borough FC – Resignation from the League
— The Pitching In Southern Football League (@SouthernLeague1) January 18, 2024
Twitter users have reacted as 7th tier club Nuneaton Borough confirm the decision to withdraw from their league and consider the liquidation process…
@AdderleyMonk: This is awful.😞
@GarethHillier2: I feel for the fans and club volunteers…
@Alfie_e7: Terrible news feel for the fans cant imagine what its like
@samf_coach: Gutted for all involved with the club, sad day 🙁
@paulrhodes180: Very sad news from a Stafford Rangers fan hope the club can be saved
@LoveOfTheGround: Terrible news. Need to force more money to come down the pyramid asap. Feel for your fans
@woodeiro: Sad news, football pyramid is awash with cash and it’s sad that proper local clubs are left to struggle.
@NigeWolves: Gutted but it was coming. Up the Boro 🔵⚪️
@sjh63lion: Lot of injustice in English football right now
@Tjordan_96: Sad realisation is there’s no money dropping down the football pyramid. Another club added to the list that’s rapidly growing. Feel for the fans.
@eminurcan35: Nuneaton, as a town, is one of those towns that are extremely unlucky when it comes to football. Such a huge shame…
@coventrypie: Shocking news – very much saddened and upset for the Nuneaton fans, players, staff and wider community
@FrankHorsley67: Dreadful news. Here’s hoping you guys can form a phoenix. Keep your faith from a Middlesbrough fan who remembers our gates locked in 86. 🤜🏻🤛🏻
@bucksheadron: Gutted for the Fans of NBFC.
@TheGothSpecial1: Dark days again for Nuneaton fans this is why we need to protect clubs like these from going out of business and have a independent regulator that will stop bad owners getting involved in football
@chet_45: @savegrassroots another club hits the wall whilst the @premierleague rake in millions. Something just doesn’t sit right.
@peckham_steve: This is so sad, such a great club, hope you’re able to come back stronger, and soon….
@Ryannn_NCFC: Really enjoyed Nuneaton’s ground in the pre season, very sad to hear
@BradAllen23: Shame the club has to fold, wishing all the players and officials all the best for the future.
@MarkFarmer_: Shocking news. Let’s hope Nuneaton Borough still have a future. It’s a club with a long-standing history and the fans don’t want to lose it.
@AndySCFC_1883: Horrible horrible news. We at Stockport remember how well you treated us and it’s absolutely terrible it’s come to this
@gdrury71: So sorry to hear this news got to feel for fans sponsors and of course management plus players.
@lucas2_p: Very sad and sorry to read this….hoping that you can recover and go again in the future.🙏🏻⚽️🙏🏻
@andymorrell01: This is s**t!! A great club where I started my career. And fantastic fans, who end up being the ones that lose out the most. Is there any hope??
@Tatum1871: Devastating news and an unfortunate reminder of where the English game is at the moment
Our hearts go out to Nuneaton Borough FC at this challenging time.
We extend our best wishes to the players, staff and supporters with the hope that they come back stronger in the future. 🙏 https://t.co/neKnrdiBlY
— AFC Telford United (@telfordutd) January 18, 2024
Stratford Town FC expresses its deep sadness regarding the downfall of our Warwickshire neighbours Nuneaton Borough Football Club. This is a devastating day for non-league football, when a club of such magnitude disappears. #nonleaguefootball https://t.co/xs0bzcTDKc
— Stratford Town FC (@StratfordTownFC) January 18, 2024
This is awful news, we had some great battles over the years. We send our best wishes to everyone connected to Nuneaton Borough. #GAFC
— Guiseley AFC (@GuiseleyAFC) January 18, 2024
Our thoughts are with the 𝐟𝐚𝐧𝐬 of Nuneaton Borough on this sad day for the community 💛
— Leamington FC ⚽️🇺🇦 (@LeamingtonFC) January 18, 2024
We are sorry to see this. Solidarity and thoughts from everyone involved at Marske United 💙
— Marske United FC 🦁 (@MarskeUnitedFC) January 18, 2024
It’s awful to see this happen to a fellow club. Everybody at Matlock Town FC sends our best wishes to the fans and community of @NuneatonBoroFC.
— 𝗠𝗮𝘁𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗸 𝗧𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗙𝗖 | Est 1878 (@Matlock_TownFC) January 18, 2024