Walton Casuals Football Club achieved its best position in the EFL Pyramid (Southern Premier South) in Season 2021/22.
However, the backdrop to this success has been one of incredible challenges on the pitch - matched only by challenges off the pitch. It has therefore been very difficult to decide the future direction of the Club - whether this is to be to continue the Club under current Management, offer the Club for Acquisition or to close the Club.
All Clubs rely on the support of individuals, company’s, volunteers and the local authority - and especially the amazing fans and sponsors. The generosity and commitment of all those associated with the Club has made this season’s achievements all the more special.
But the recent, current and foreseeable stresses that will be placed on all those inputs (time and financial) has made it clear that despite careful stewardship by the current management the ability to continue operating the Club into next season appears unsustainable.
Therefore, if you are interested in a potential acquisition approach, the Club is exploring potential Acquisition approaches - before deciding the ultimate future of the Club.
We know this will come as a huge disappointment to our fans and staff - indeed to our friends and colleagues across the League and beyond - but after exploring the limited options available - Acquisition or Managed Closure are the likely outcomes that the Club’s Board have to consider.
We will follow up with an Official Statement in the very near future with that decision - but in the meantime the Board would like again to thank everyone involved in the Club over the years and wish everyone good luck in the future.
Please contact the club through the email address above in the next 5 days if you have any queries regarding this statement.
WCFC Board of Directors