secured new investment from local businesses
[Mike Greenslade photo].
NEATH say that, a little over a fortnight after announcing that an opportunity had arisen for
a consortium to take control of the club and push it onto the next level, a group of local
business people has stepped in and secured the future.
"The club wishes to thank the many parties who have supported us during the last two weeks,
not least our main sponsors Happy Home Furnishers and are now looking forward to delivering
top flight Welsh Football to the town of Neath in the coming years," says secretary Tony Melding.
"The next step is for the club to achieve the UEFA Domestic License, which will prepare us
for the re-structuring of the Welsh Premier in 2010. This is an ongoing process that will be
completed in May 2009.
"After the drama of the last two weeks it is great that the club has been put on sure footings
by the consortium that join the committed people who remain at the club.
"A new board will now be formed and a structure put in place, making us stronger and enabling
us to meet the many challenges that lie ahead."
Neath manager Andrew Dyer welcomed the new investment. "We still need people to come forward
to help run the club but its nice to be in control of a club that is getting back on its feet
and has genuine prospects again to go forward," he said.
"We are hoping to build on the team's return to form having picked up four points from the
last two games and a win this Friday night against Aberystwyth at the Gnoll should take us
clear of the drop zone."
16 December 2008