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Two more non league clubs broken into – one has boilers stolen, another has clubhouse smashed

It is with disappointment to write yet another story where a non league club has been broken into by mindless thugs.

Around just over a week ago, we reported about Potton United having ground maintenance equipment stolen, joining Penn & Tylers Green, Kidlington and Marlow to have suffered trouble this summer.

Well in the last week on social media, Ollie Bayliss has stated that seven non league clubs around London have now been targeted within a 60 mile radius.

London Colney FC have seen thieves smash through their fencing along with two 500 litre boilers stolen, leading to the club having no hot water and forcing them to cancel all pre-season home games.

And just two days ago, Croydon FC saw the clubhouse damaged, their community classroom destroyed and new office/board room turned over, becoming their second break-in in six months.

They then had no choice but to bring in volunteers to clear the garden and paint to find the club smashed to pieces. They are trying to recover CCTV.

Fans are being asked to help donate towards re-building facilities at Croydon, you can do so by clicking below. The target appears to be set at £3,000 , so far just over £300 has been raised.

The GoFundMe page reads: “Croydon FC have been the victim of mindless vandalism on their clubhouse. The new office and board room has been turned over and vandalised, with internal glass doors, memorabilia, alcohol and laptops being damaged or stolen. The club needs to raise urgent funds to fix doors and doorframes, repair locks, change keys and most importantly, get an alarm system installed!

“We urgently need your help!

“The club has always struggled financially and this unexpected cost could cripple our season before it has begun. If you can’t give money then any volunteer time would also be appreciated.

“Kind Regards, Croydon FC Management Team”


After finding out about the damaged and trouble the two clubs have suffered, the culprits were heavily slammed, with others also showing support to those sides – find out what was tweeted on the next page.


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