Old Town United appeal for sponsor to prevent club’s demise

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Swindon & District League side Old Town United are in danger of folding if they cannot find a sponsor in the next few weeks.

Old Town United were primarily set up as a youth team and at their peak boasted 20 teams including the Swindon & District League side.

Despite having enjoyed success over the years, which included winning the Division One title and the George Thomas / Don Rogers Cup, last season proved tough for Old Town United.

Troubles both on and off the pitch saw last season’s manager resign and now Chris Wood has stepped in to try and save the club from folding.

But having been let down by their sponsor at the last minute and having no kit to wear, Wood is appealing for a local business to step in and help save the club.

“I took over as manager in 2012 winning the Division One title with an unbeaten record and also reaching two Adver Cup finals. We also reached the George Thomas / Don Rogers Cup final, losing to Lower Stratton before winning it against Chiseldon in my final year as manager.

“I stepped away so I could help out Old Town United U14’s where my son played but when last season’s District League manager decided he couldn’t carry on, I’ve stepped in to stop the club from folding.

“Having a District League side within the club is important because it provides progression from youth to senior football, otherwise when they get to the under 16 side there is no where for them to go.

“Unfortunately our sponsor let us down at the last minute and we have no kit or funds to buy a kit, so if there are any kind local businesses out there who could step in and save the day, that would be great.”

Anyone who thinks they may be able to help out Old Town United should contact Chris Wood via email at Chris19801231@live.co.uk or by phone on 07933747888.