Posted on Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Our SFL bid was submitted on Thursday 12th and this Thursday 19th at 2.30 the SFL management committee pay us a visit to go through our submission. It was over 4mb of material so it could be a long meeting. Our concluding paragraphs were as follows:

“We are convinced The Spartans Football Club would be a fantastic addition to the Scottish Football League. We would enhance the league in a number of ways:

– our community focus would build a strong fan base for both home and away games. We have 600 players of all ages plus over 80 coaches, 1500 users of our Academy every week and we have a population of 40,000 within two miles of our ground. We have a proven track record in taking fans to away games in the Scottish Cup – 1000 to Paisley, 400 to Alloa and 350 to Arbroath in 2005 and over 400 to Linlithgow last season.

-our facilities at the new Spartans Football Academy provide an excellent venue for visiting clubs and fans as well as an excellent base for our extensive Youth football programme – one of the biggest in Scotland.

-our profile and brand would generate extensive publicity for the SFL, creating awareness amongst fans and potential sponsors alike.

-we are conveniently situated in the central belt of Scotland – only Elgin of the current SFL clubs would have more than 80 miles to travel to us.

-our financial stability – we have never had an overdraft, have raised nearly £3.5m to finance the building of our Academy in the last three years and have a number of highly successful businessmen on our committee.

We believe that the Spartans structure with Spartans FC having long term security of tenure in a fully funded stadium operated and managed by the Academy is a soundly based one and will provide the basis for long term financial stability. We look forward to Thursday’s meeting.

Next Fixture

Date: 23/07/24
Opponent: Forfar Athletic
Venue:Ainslie Park
Competition: Premier Sports Cup
Kick off: 7.45pm

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