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Bobby Zamora joins the fight to save National League South club Bath City

Bobby Zamora joins the fight to save National League South club Bath City amid their financial woes, it’s been revealed.

Whilst the club are fighting for their future – they are hoping to get a planning application to re-develop their stadium at Twerton Park approved by the local council.

However, if it doesn’t, club chiefs are fearing that they will suffer £100,000 losses per year, which will inevitably end up seeing the club fold.

Zamora joined Bath on a one-month loan from Bristol Rovers in 2000 and now he’s revealed his hopes that Bath City gets the backing from the council.

Speaking to The Times, the 38-year-old said: “Bath gave me a chance of men’s football.

“It was a baptism of fire, the Dr Martens Prem at the time, getting lumps kicked out of me.

“I’ve great memories of Bath. The fans were great, a real hardcore set, always vocal.

“I was there six weeks, played eight games, scored 11 goals and could go back to Bristol Rovers and look Ian Holloway in the eye.

“I’d like to think the council will back Bath.

“They have an opportunity to save the club. It’s going to be some nice student accommodation [356 ‘cluster bedrooms’]. It’s not luxury homes for the ultra-rich

“Bath are a community club, a big part of Bath. It would be a shame to see it go.”

The Romans are doing everything possible to raise money, and that includes renting their car park out, turning areas into a gym and even marketed themselves as a place to host a wake whith the club so close to a cemetery and crematorium.

The plan is to increase capacity of their famous ground as high as 5,000 as well as turn the ground into a community hub including a 3g pitch.

Student accommodation would also be built on the land that would bring in revenue to fund the project.


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