‘Worrying developments’ emerge as 8th tier club Enfield FC issue a statement with fans hoping they are able to survive going forward.
The club have gone through a tough time and now the board of Directors have spoken on behalf of the club just days after the “much loved” director Simon Needham, 51, tragically died after being hit by a train as it travelled through Bishop’s Stortford on Wednesday.
The Isthmian League North Division club are also dealing with news that they were left in the dark about some other things as explained below…
— Enfield FC (@EnfieldFC) September 5, 2023
As we come to terms with our loss, our focus turns to all those affected within the club including Directors, Staff, Players and Supporters of Enfield FC.
Following events of the past week, we as a club have had emotions go from the highest high to the lowest low. This time last week we all thought we had it all… the reality is we had nothing.
Our impression was that the club owned a number of vehicles and assets … we have since found out this was not the case as everything was leased. As a board we have had to make quick decisions to ensure we continue to survive, working relentlessly to stabilise the club following this huge shock to all.
All vehicles are currently being returned with immediate effect and our players and staff have agreed to compete in our next game at home on Sunday against Walthamstow.
The board are extremely grateful as all Players & Staff including Management, have not been paid at all for the past month.
Sunday will be a day of mixed emotions whilst we all come to terms of what has been left behind. Following this weekends game we will of course make further statements as the plan for the future becomes clearer but due to the quick decisions made and the support of people around us we are certain the club will survive to live another day.
In the meantime we would like to thank everyone for the well wishes and support shown over the last week from all areas of the football family. With all your help we can ensure this great football club continues its journey with the same welcoming desire we have all worked so hard to create.
At this time, although we have a high amount of love and sympathy for Simon’s family left behind, we do not feel it is appropriate to celebrate Simon’s life at this stage until all outcomes have become clear.
Thank you all and see you Sunday!
Steve, Peter, Lee and Dean
(Board of Directors)
‘Worrying developments’ as the 8th tier club issue a statement with fans hoping they survive…
@RobJHallam: Not another one on the precipice. Sad times for non league.
@Stuartluck2: Wish you all the very best for the future. A Dartford fc supporter #non league family
@Warner316: It’s taken a long time to get back to this level since the debacle of years ago after I left the area. Happy to make a donation if that is something that the club can/will facilitate. Games at the old Southbury rd were a huge part of my childhood watching the Es with my dad.
@duncanjames1972: Very nice friendly club and hope you get things sorted. Enjoyed our visit there at the start of the season, Apart from the result (obviously) and the ref, Best wishes
@oaldoak: A great club with great people running it. We are all with you at this sad time and wish you all good fortune for the future.
@Nickthewolf: Fingers crossed that there will be a positive outcome. It has been a great start to the season and sincerely hope that the club will continue, and continue your pursuit towards promotion to the National League South 🔵⚪
@OrientMeatPie: Crazy goings on at Enfield. Hope they can get sorted and survive!
@SBTSPod: Very sorry to see this state of affairs 😔 hoping the club can pull through
@keepgreedout: It sounds like the club needs all the support it can get right now.
@nonleaguesean: Worrying times for Enfield FC 😔
@FairGameUK: Worrying developments at Enfield FC
— Nick (@NickTurns) September 5, 2023