Time running out for Truro City as deadline approaches
4:43pm Tuesday 9th October 2012 in Sport
Truro City FC have just a day left to save themselves from closure with a Supporters Trust battling hard to save the financially stricken Conference South side.
The club, which went into administration last month, was due to fold after last week’s home game with Bath City, played on Tuesday, October 2.
Players and staff had told administrators that they would be forced to quit the Cornish side after the match if a buyer had not been found.
However, hours before the game a crisis meeting was held in which the players and staff agreed to stay at the club for a further nine days. It has given any intertested parties until Thursday to save the club.
Speaking at the time Truro City captain Jake Ash said they agreed to do this as they were optimistic a solution to the problem could be found after administrators revealed the debt problem wasn’t as bad as people had feared.
Talking to supporters, on the club’s fans’ forum the popular captain issued a statement saying: “We all feel the details of what it might cost someone is worth knowing - it is far less severe than we have all heard. It would appear that the outstanding creditors bill is around the £190,000 mark. Much of this is very reducible - even to the degree of potential for it to be wiped out wholly.
“We have been told by the administrator that they have spoken to the owners of the land (JoJo), and they are happy to provide a 10 year lease for the club to remain playing at Treyew. Thus, if someone was to come in and take the club over they would merely need to make the club sustainable - and that is possible.
“Beyond all the politics of everything that has come before, as players, staff and supporters, all we want is for the football club to exist in the guise it is and in around the level it is now. As a group we have given it every chance, and all we hope is that there is someone, or several someone's, who are brave enough to carry on the flame and make sure there is more history to be added to the 123 years that so many people have been proudly part of.”