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Rimington Under 18’s folded due to manager's actions

Rimington Under 18’s folded due to manager's actions

Web Editor30 Sep 2023 - 06:36
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Club Statement -  It is with great regret that we must announce we are having to fold Rimington U18’s with immediate effect.

  Our manager announced totally unexpectedly, with no prior negotiation, that he was moving the team to another club and all the players would be moving with him.

  Obviously, this was a huge shock to us at Rimington and after further consultation with the players and parents, it was clear that we have been forced into the unfortunate action of folding the team due to having no manager or players.   We are extremely disappointed with the manager's personal decision; these are selfish actions, totally disrespectful to Rimington FC, and completely against the spirit of the game. Furthermore, this hinders our vision and club ethos about bringing U18s through into adult football and the future of our club, which is what we were working towards from both parties. 

Ultimately, a team of 18-year-old lads wants to play football every Sunday, and with that in the forefront of our minds, we have decided to consent to the change with the league to allow the lads to continue playing and maintain their playing season with as little disruption as possible. We, of course, could have refused this given the situation the manager has put us and the players in, but that doesn’t help the players play football!  

Good luck to the lads in the future; hopefully some lads will continue to get a taste of senior football with us this season and beyond.  Thank you to the parents for your cooperation and understanding, and thanks to the East Lancs Alliance Junior Football League for your understanding and allowing a resolution that allows the lads to continue playing.     

Rimington Football Club Committee

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