Farsley Celtic: ‘Correct decision’ to end season early, says CEO

Photo: Simon Cullingworth
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Backing: Farsley Celtic CEO Josh Greaves

Farsley Celtic CEO Joshua Greaves has backed the National League’s decision to cancel the rest of the season.

The league took the decision with the backing of almost 90% of the clubs across the three National Leagues after the season was suspended back in March due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Farsley Celtic in action against Barnet earlier this season. Photo: Simon Cullingworth

In a statement, Mr Greaves said the decision gave the club clarity in uncertain times:

“As a club we supported the vote to end the season to avoid any further uncertainty for the football club, so that we can try to start moving on in these unprecedented times.

“We feel that the correct decision has been made and it gives us some clarity on how to move forward.

“There will now be another vote to see how the decision is made on final league placings, and we will follow protocol as that decision is made.

“We can now start the hard work that goes in every pre-season, as the Management and staff look to prepare for the new campaign as and when that commences.

“I hope all supporters are well and are staying safe, and we look forward to welcoming them all back to the club as soon as is safe to do so.”

National League Chief Executive Officer, Michael Tattersall, said the decision will enable clubs to make business decisions with greater clarity as soon as possible. He added:

“At a time when the entire country is wrestling with the devastating impact of Covid-19, the cancellation of the remaining normal season matches brings a degree of certainty to our clubs coping with the business implications of the virus.”

Farsley Celtic Ladies in action last month – before the league was cancelled this season. Photo: Simon Cullingworth

All junior and grassroots football at the club had already been ended this season, and the entire league season for the women’s team ended and results expunged.


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