Warminster Town FC - AGM May 2018

On Thursday, May 31st., Warminster Town Football Club held the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Both the Chairman, Pete Russell and Secretary, Chris Robbins expressed their bitter disappointment at the league performance this past season. At this time, we do not know for certain in which league the team will play as the FA has not yet decided on the makeup of the leagues to which level Warminster has been relegated. An appeal to stay in the Western League has been made but with division one being reduced to 18 teams there is probably little chance of them staying there.

Both Pete & Chris said that some of the football played was the worst at Weymouth Street they had ever witnessed but thankfully since the appointment of Andy Crabtree (Manager) and Rob McFerran (Assistant Manager) the team has become more organised and disciplined. In whichever league, Warminster plays in the 2018/19 season more hard work will need to be done and good players attracted to the club.

On a very positive note, the youth teams have been playing very well and if those youngsters can come through to the first team it bodes well for success on the pitch in the future.

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All the volunteers who put in so much hard work for the club were thanked as without them the club would not exist. There is much work that goes into running a football club and anyone who would like to support the club as a volunteer or indeed as a committee member should contact the club Chairman or Secretary to express their interest. It would be good to get more young people involved in the running of the club and help move the club forward to better times financially and on the pitch.

The club accounts showed a loss of £1,114 which was an improvement on last year’s loss of £5,050. The club is looking for local businesses who would like to advertise at the ground and this can be achieved for as little as £40 per year.

The Chairman encouraged everyone to make full use of the club as the clubhouse can be used for many social events as well as a great place to meet up before or after a game. The extra revenue can make a huge difference to the club over the course of a year. It was agreed to apply to deregister the club for VAT as the turnover is below the threshold required to pay it. This will put more money back into the club but of course it is subject to HMRC allowing this.

Warminster Football Club is known as a very friendly and hospitable place to attend and once again have been awarded the prestigious prize by the Toolstation Western League for hospitality. Please do look out for the home games next season and come along and see this for yourself.