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Update from the Salisbury FC Board

Following the comments after yesterday announcement by the club we will try and clarify some points, raised by email and on social media.  

Obviously, it wrong to discuss the conversations that take place in a Board meeting, these conversations must be treated as confidential, but we don’t feel that any confidences are been broken by confirming the following: 

In any Boardroom, or organisation, if there any conflicting views on the way forward, these can be hopefully resolved by talking. At times this doesn’t happen – in which a majority view has to take the way forward.

We all appreciate the time and effort that Dave has made over the past two years. 

The finances of the club, are fine, we have made a small loss this year, which has been covered already by the directors. The accounts and management information preparation historically has been of some concern and we accept should have been addressed earlier by all the board, and is now being dealt with. 

Steve Claridge’s budget for player wages, has been fixed at the same rate as last year, with no increases.  Steve worked within his budget last year.

Whist in an embryo state, we are discussing how to implement a management committee structure to operate comprising existing volunteers and supporters who want to have a greater involvement in the operation of the club. 

Some comments talk about Ian Ridley, who is no long a director and whilst welcome at the ground has no involvement with any board decisions.

There is no cause for concern, anyone who wants to know anything just has to ask. We are all committed to the welfare of the club and to ensure that it doesn’t go in the same direction as the club has in the past, but also, we believe that Salisbury should play at a higher level and we can do with the existing set up.