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Nantwich "Change of Status"

Cheshire club move to Limited Company
over 5 years ago | Alan Allcock

Evo-Stik Premier Nantwich Town Football Club is pleased to announce that it will commence the 2010/11 season as a Limited Company. The change has been made following the ‘Marcus Hallows case’ in which Ashton United FC were found to be liable for an injury suffered by one of their opponents. The move has the backing of the Northern Premier League and Cheshire County FA and has been sanctioned by the Football Association.

It has been of paramount importance to the club to ensure its facilities at the Weaver Stadium will continue to be enjoyed by future generations. The freehold of the Stadium, therefore, will be held by Nantwich Football Trust Ltd whilst the club will be run on a day-to-day basis by Nantwich Town Football Club Ltd which will take out a lease on the stadium.

Both companies are ‘Limited by Guarantee’. Therefore, there will be no shareholders and, hence, no opportunity for individuals now, or in the future, to make gain from the club or its assets.

In recognition of their service to the club as Trustees, Neville Clarke, Albert Pye and Peter Temmen have been made Life Vice-Presidents.

The Board of Nantwich Town Football Club Limited comprises Clive Jackson (Chairman & Director of Football), Edward Beeston (Facilities Director), Michael Chatwin (Business & Finance Director), Jon Gold (Commercial & Marketing Director), Steve Smithies (Youth & Football Development Director), Jon Brydon (Non-Executive) & Charles Grant (Non-Executive).

The Directors of Nantwich Football Trust Limited are Jon Brydon (Chairman), Neville Clarke, Paul Kelly, Bernard Lycett, Bob Melling, John Morris, Albert Pye, Peter Temmen, Clive Thomasson, Roy Tilley.

The club is most grateful to John Driver and Keith Cutler of Hibberts LLP for their kind assistance in guiding the club through the necessary legal processes.

Whilst supporters will hardly notice any difference to matchdays at the Weaver Stadium, the club believes it has made an important step in securing the future of the club for years to come.