Marske United saved from extinction but withdraw from Northern Premier League
Marske United FC
has withdrawn from the Northern Premier League (NPL) due to high costs, despite
a fundraising effort saving the club from extinction.
Bosses said the
decision came after "exhausting every available option" to raise the
£120,000 it needed to continue in the NPL.
However, the club
added its future has been secured due to significant financial contributions
and fundraising efforts.
The team will
remain at Mount Pleasant, with discussions under way about which lower division
they will join next season.
In a statement on
Thursday, the club said it was "with a heavy heart" that it had
informed the Northern Premier League and the FA of its decision to withdraw.
It added the
collective efforts had not been "in vain".
The statement said:
"All of the money raised so far will provide our community club with a
solid foundation to rejoin the football pyramid at lower-level next season
where space is available.
provide Marske United with a platform to rebuild again properly in terms of
organisation and infrastructure, and the club will survive."
It added: "For
now, there will be break, but this not a goodbye by any means, and as always,
we will be back!"
The club was
promoted to the NPL Premier Division for the first time in its history last
But increased costs
along with other revenue issues left it "fighting to survive from week to
week" and a JustGiving page was set up in a bid to keep the club running
until the end of the season.
A final decision on
which league the First Team will play in next season will be ratified by the FA
at the end of the season.
The club added its
juniors team will continue to play this season.