Harlow’s political leaders call for urgent talks with Harlow Town Football Club

Football / Thu 8th Dec 2022 at 01:13pm

THE most senior political figures in Harlow have called for urgent talks with Harlow Town Football Club after the shock announcement that the club has withdrawn all its teams from the leagues.

MP for Harlow, Robert Halfon, and Deputy Leader of Harlow Council, Dan Swords, said: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the news from the football club and are extremely concerned by the recent developments. Harlow has an extremely rich footballing history, and we will do everything possible to support the club and protect football in our town.

“We have written to the Chairman of the Club to arrange for urgent discussions on the situation. We ask that all involved parties come together to find a way forward and commit to doing all we can to support the future of Harlow Town Football Club.

“Our thoughts are with the brilliant fans, hardworking volunteers, staff and players at the club and we will ensure every possible step is taken to support them at this time.”

The leader of Harlow Labour has also called for talks.

Councillor Chris Vince said: ” I am desperately sad to hear that Harlow Town, Harlow Ladies and their reserve team are withdrawing from their respective leagues following on going issues with their pitch.  

“I have emailed the chair in my role as local councillor to offer any support I can give.  As a supporter of the club over a number of years and former season ticket holder I have enjoyed going to the matches and want to thank all those fellow supporters who have made me feel welcome and whom I now consider good friends. 

“I hope we are able to work together to ensure that Harlow Town is able to play competitive football next season. 

“My heart goes out to the fans, volunteers and staff who now face an uncertain future”.

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2 Comments for Harlow’s political leaders call for urgent talks with Harlow Town Football Club:

Andrew Parker
2022-12-12 20:40:48

Well done Chris don't know why Robert Halfron has decided to say he cares he never goes to any games or has supported the club in anyway. At least he gets his photo In the papers again .

Andrew Parker
2022-12-12 20:43:22

Harlow Council could pay for the pitch to be redone if they really care about the club and want to help

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