TRURO City Football Club has announced two major developments to its supporters, stakeholders, and the wider Cornish community.

The first announcement is that full ownership of the football club has been transferred to a Canadian consortium, who also hold ownership of Cornwall RLFC, the Duchy’s professional rugby league club.

The group have said they are thrilled to acquire a football club with such a rich history, tradition and most of all, one with such an exciting future.

The club also wishes to place on record its thanks to Dicky Evans and the previous ownership for the work they have done in ensuring Truro City’s survival through the turbulence of the Covid-19 pandemic, whilst steering the club throughout its time in exile over the past three seasons.

“We are delighted to complete the takeover of Truro City Football Club,” said incoming executive chairman Eric Perez. “As the new custodians of Cornwall’s highest ranking football club, we are fully committed to playing our part within the exciting future of the beautiful game in the Duchy.”

The second announcement is that, after three long seasons in exile, Truro City will be moving back to Truro next season. The club will begin the 2024-25 season at the Langarth Village site, using temporary infrastructure whilst the new ground is built.

“The club stands on the cusp of a new dawn with the move back to Cornwall,” Perez added. “The team, under the trusted leadership of our manager Paul Wotton, produced wonderful results on the pitch last season in winning promotion back to the National League South.

“The goal is to continue the club’s progress by supporting the delivery of a facility that befits our team’s standing, our accomplishments, and most importantly our ambition.”