Newark confirm groundshare agreement
Newark have announced that they have agreed a season-long groundshare with an unnamed Nottinghamshire club.
The Midland Football League Premier Division side are yet to confirm who they will share with but have released the following statement statement:
“Following a period of uncertainty regarding the future of Lowfields and Newark Football Club, centred on the issue of a Section 25 notice (under the Landlord and Tenants Act 1954) and the subsequent necessity to vacate the site, we are now in a position to announce we have agreed a season-long ground-share opportunity with a Nottinghamshire club for the 2021/22 season, and thereby assuring the continuance of the football club. We would like to thank everyone who has supported the club in our attempts to stay at our home, Lowfields, and greatly appreciate and respect the efforts by members of the community and our fans and supporters.
“These efforts were unable to secure our continued operation from Lowfields or indeed the longevity of the grounds. However, we do not believe they were in vain, as they showed the depth of feeling for the Lowfields site as a community asset, and a location for sporting activity.
“Unfortunately, with very few options left available to us we have taken these steps to assure the future of the football club. We are in discussions to ensure that the football club returns to Newark, where it belongs, for the 2022/23 season.”