CLUB UPDATE 19th MARCH
Hear the chairmans interview on Tameside Radio providing important updates
"In light of recent events, and troubled times ahead, with football postponed across all levels we need your support more than ever!
It would be amazing if we could all stick together and support the club and our Curzon family, helping out where possible.
Any help or donations would be gratefully received - if you think you can help our club please get in touch."
First of all, we’d like to make clear the club fully supports the decision to postpone all football. The health and wellbeing of fans, players, staff and the general public must come first and as frustrating and inconvenient as the current situation is, protecting everyone is the number one priority.
Following government guidelines and following the postponement of the National League the club’s various income streams have dried up from match-day revenue, the bars, the snack bar and our room hire facilities.
Financial director, Harry Twamley had this to say:
“It’s going to affect us all badly. With the league suspended there are not only no gate receipts but there are no bar receipts either,” he explained.
“Because people are being told not to go outside, we’re getting lots of calls cancelling parties in our function room. We’re losing room rent because organisations have called off the meetings they hold at our ground during the week, and we’re not receiving anything from the 3G pitch because youngsters have been told not to train.”
Harry believes financial support is vital if non-league clubs are to survive and he’s expecting it to come in the form of government grants.
He added: “The full details haven’t come out yet, but I understand that small businesses with a rateable value of less than £50,000 — which I think we all are in Tameside — should qualify.
“We’re waiting for guidance on so many levels. It’s going to be very hard but we’ve just got to get on with it.”
We would like to send our best wishes to everybody in what is a very challenging time, if anybody is struggling please feel free to reach out to club.
Stay safe, and we hope to see you again soon!