BAINES BAGGULEY PENHALE
NORTH LANCASHIRE AND DISTRICT FOOTBALL LEAGUE
(MEMBERS OF THE LANCASHIRE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION)
February 15th 2017
NORTH LANCASHIRE AND DISTRICT FOOTBALL LEAGUE 2017 CUP FINALS
A representative of the Management Committee had a meeting with the Chairman and Secretary of Lancaster City Football Club regarding the availability of Giant Axe for the holding of all the Leagues Cup Finals. Unfortunately it has been ascertained that due to the number of fixtures the Club already is committed to play on its ground to fulfil its existing commitments even without the re-scheduling of any possible postponed fixtures whilst it was possible to offer some dates it is not possible to accommodate all our finals this season.
The Management Committee do not feel it is fair to the Clubs which are finalists if some have the opportunity to play there if others can not. The Management Committee have therefore confirmed to Lancaster City Football Club that we are not requesting the hire of the ground this seasons finals. The Management Committee know you will understand their reasoning and the decision taken as a result.
Considerable effort and time was taken by the Chairman and Secretary of the Club at the meeting to see if appropriate dates could be found to accommodate all our finals. The Management Committee have passed on to the Club its thanks for its efforts to try and accommodate us. It was clear from their fixture list it was not possible.
The Club have advised us that it will be happy to consider the finals in subsequent seasons if it is practical to do so. The Management Committee will consequently contact the Club next year.
The Management Committee will approach Clubs in the League regarding the holding of finals on their grounds if Clubs would again be kind enough to do so.
Hon League Secretary