Gloucester City Chairman Mike Dunstan OBE has provided the following reaction to the news that the club has been placed into the Vanarama National League South for the 2017/18 season.

“As a club we have always enjoyed the Vanarama National League North, it is an absolutely incredible competition full of teams with Football League and National League pedigree.

We are disappointed at the decision to move us to the Vanarama National League South, but that’s no disrespect to any of the teams in that league, which is also a fantastic challenge for us.

Gloucester City Football Club are committed to maintaining our progress, and as we do with every one of the many hurdles we have encountered we will embrace this one and continue to work hard to drive the club forward.

It’s ironic that we are moving south as the club is playing slightly further north, but obviously the most important thing for the long term is that we move back to our own ground in Gloucester as quickly as we can, then and only then can this club really thrive, and everyone is focused on that at this time as always.”

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