Back in October of last year, North Ferriby United owners Carl and Terry Chadwick submitted applications to change the name of the club to East Hull and relocate them 11 miles away to Dunswell Park – however that has now been rejected by the Northern Premier League.
Since then, the owners have stated that they remain confident that they can push for change despite the first application being turned down.
They and including former owner Jamie Waltham have come under fire from football supporters of North Ferriby United and those within the non league community and a petition was launched on change.org – getting signed just under 10,000 times.
THE LEAGUE STATEMENT:
An application to relocate North Ferriby United FC to Dunswell Park, and also a change of playing name to East Hull, has been rejected by the Northern Premier League.
The matter of the relocation, which is solely a decision for the Northern Premier League was considered at length at a meeting held on the 12th December and ultimately the request was refused.
As a stakeholder, the NPL had been asked by The Football Association for its views on the proposed name change. The LMC determined it could not support the application being considered by The FA.
This was advised to all parties in writing on 19th December 2018.
The decision of the LMC is now subject to appeal to The Football Association, and as such the Northern Premier League will make no further comment until matters are concluded.
Football fans understandably reacted jubilantly to the news, the North Ferriby fanzine also made the feelings known on Twitter – take a look at what everyone had to say on the next page.
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