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Coalville Town release club statement with announcement on the 2024/25 season

Coalville Town release a club statement with an announcement on the 2024/25 season, after resigning from the Southern League.

Coalville Town will be placed in the United Counties League Division 1 (Step 6) for the 2024/25 season.

Five days ago, outgoing Coalville Town chairman Glyn Rennocks said “the club will fall from the 7th to the 10th tier of English football.”

He confirmed to BBC Sport Leicester on Tuesday (28th May) that manager Ian King and his coaching staff with leave the club.

@adamjwhitty, Sport Editor for BBC Sport Leicester, said: “Glyn has been such a great servant to Coalville Town over the years, he’s taken it from a village team to one that gave Charlton Athletic a scare two seasons ago.

“A shame to see Coalville, our joint-second biggest team, fall down the leagues. Let’s hope they’ll be back.”

As a consequence of Coalville Town resigning from Southern League Premier Central, Hitchin Town has been reprieved at Step 3.

No club will be reprieved at Step 4 and the Division 1 Central will run with 21 clubs instead.


Further to the recent announcement that Coalville Town had resigned from the Southern League, efforts were made to enter the club at Step 6 in the English National League System.

Due to the timings of the announcement, The FA set the club a 72 hour deadline to submit their proposal for entry into a league along with a business plan to show the club will be sustainable.

The plans were submitted on Friday 31st May and we are pleased to confirm that today The FA unanimously supported our proposal and as such Coalville Town will be placed in the United Counties League Division 1 for the 2024/25 season.

We would like to thank The FA for their support. We would also like to thank Andy Walsh of the National Foobtall Supporters Association who’s help in getting us through he process was invaluable.

We hope to announce a new Football Manager in the coming days and we will be holding a supporters meeting later this week to outline the plan for the season.

The messages of support from our own supporters and fans of other Non-League clubs has been overwhelming and we thank them for that.

This is just the first step but we are delighted to be able to offer the people of Coalville and the surrounding area the opportunity to still have a club to support.

Alan Poulain, Chairman of the United Counties League, looks forward to welcoming Coalville Town FC into the UCL family. He said “The Leagues position is and always has been to facilitate the playing of football in our area and we will do our utmost to make Coalville Town FC stay in our League a pleasant competitive experience.”

The club will be making further announcements in the coming days.

Here’s how fans reacted as Coalville Town release a club statement with an announcement on the 2024/25 season…

@NonLeagueMaps: I’m pleased to see you’re continuing the first team in the pyramid.

@retrovinyl90: Herculean effort from all involved, particularly Steve and Wayne. You’ve made a lot of people very happy. Up the mighty Ravens!

@MarkA_SW: Great work Coalville. Andy Walsh and the @WeAreTheFSA have been such a brilliant help to us at @NuneatonTFC, glad to hear they’ve helped you too 👍. Good luck next season

@james1918w: Brilliant effort from all involved. Let’s get Steve Towers in to manage and just see what happens.

@zgglcfc: Brilliant effort, credit to all involved

@EmmaLouiseBail2: Fantastic news 👏 let’s get Coalville MASSIVE again 🖤🤍

@NeilCartwright: Great news well done to all involved

@Michael14585755: Good news, and all the best for next season. From a Bromley FC and Grantham Town fan.

@michelle191059: Fantastic news for the club and the town, thank you for your hard work last week to get this done

@CarltonFans: Well done to all involved.

@james_ross2004: Good to see you’ll be playing especially for your supporters

@MattyGardner13: Unreal from all involved. Well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

@MarkThomas9: Well done all concerned 👍🏻

@Trokey_: Well done all involved 💪⚽️

@BrooksyTV: No doubt many Coalville fans will be very disappointed by recent events, but ultimately the level of football played is nothing compared to the existence of the football club for hopefully decades to come.

@sirandymitchell: Coalville Town’s application to play at Step 6, turned around in only 3 days, accepted – well done to all involved 👏 Despite geography suggesting Midland Football League Div 1 the Ravens have been placed into the United Counties League where there was an odd number of teams

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