Gloucester City Chariman Mike Dunstan OBE has issued the following statement to fans.
“We have now come to the end of a fantastically exciting and successful season for Gloucester City Football Club. Our situation whilst exiled from the City makes survival an incredible achievement, but the fact that we are thriving and developing on all levels is a miracle – and one that the whole City should be proud of.
“We have our knockers, and they are entitled to their opinion, as I am to mine and as I said at the Supporters Trust Presentation Night, this club has a heart and a soul that is the envy of many at our level. That is built on many things:
Our fabulous supporters who continue to fight for this club, to raise money and travel the length and breadth of our country supporting it.
Our fabulous management team, players and backroom staff who are representing us at National League North level with distinction, and playing the best football we have played for years.
A Youth system that provides opportunities from Under 8 right through to the first team and beyond.
A community scheme that provides opportunity for all youngsters in our City, providing services that help to develop young adults and improve our community for all.
The support of a small but incredibly loyal set of commercial partners who see the potential from working with us and support what we are trying to achieve.
“It is vital now that we move home, and as quickly as we possibly can, but in the interim all of the above makes this club worth fighting for, as Tim Harris has said in his statement.
“It’s been a difficult couple of weeks with daily conversations with Tim and many others, but we are now firmly focused on moving this club forward and giving Tim the best possible budget for next years campaign.
“But we need your support to achieve that, so today I am calling on all fans to consider buying a season ticket [DOWNLOAD THE FORM IN WORD OR PDF] – there are great early bird offers and it’s the best way to provide us with a firm platform to build from for next season – and one lucky ticket holder will win their ticket for free in our prize draw!
“Secondly, we have some great sponsorship packages available for the business community of Gloucester – we need your support now to drive this club forward and then into our return the City it represents – if you would like to discuss these exciting opportunities then please contact us on [email protected].
“Our return to our ground is hugely important, but its not the only thing that defines us – this is a great club with great people determined to work hard to ensure it continues to represent and serve its City with pride – now is the time to get on board…
“Together we can really make The Tigers roar!”
Mike Dunstan OBE