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Change of ownership at Garforth

20th January, 2015

Garforth Town have announced that there has been a change of ownership at the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division club.

A statement released by the Wheatley Park Stadium side said: "We are pleased to announce that, after negotiations with the previous owner, Garforth Town Football Club Limited has sold the assets to a new company which was formed at the start of the season.

"The club is now owned by Garforth Town AFC Limited under the management team of Brian Close, Jane Close and Craig Bannister.

"A big thank you must go to Rupert Lowe and Mike Thomson, his Financial Controller, for supporting the club financially during the last two years since taking over the running of the club in 2012.

"It should go on record that, even up to a few weeks ago, Rupert was having to cover historical debts.

"Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs were days away from closing the club when chasing unpaid tax and National Insurance which remained unpaid from the previous ownership.

"Some considerable time and energy has been spent as HMRC were unresponsive and uncooperative to Rupert and his team in terms of trying to negotiate a sensible conclusion to previous years liabilities.

"It was always the intention of Rupert Lowe to keep the club as a community asset and I am sure you will agree that he has succeeded in doing this during his time as custodian of the club.

"It is the intention that the new management of Garforth Town AFC Ltd continue to consolidate, allowing a period of time to build a solid platform, allowing the club to grow.

"We already have plans in place for the short, medium and long terms and we have stated previously that new sponsorship opportunities are being pursued as interest in the clubs future unfolds.

"Further news on this front is imminent."

(Story Source: Garforth Town)

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NCEL Premier Division P Pts +/-
P Shaw Lane Aquaforce 40 94 97
2 Worksop Town 40 90 88
3 Tadcaster Albion 40 86 66
4 Cleethorpes Town 40 84 56
5 Barton Town Old Boys 40 76 35
6 Heanor Town 40 74 49
7 Handsworth Parramore 40 74 45
8 Bridlington Town 40 71 26
9 Staveley Miners Welfare 40 66 11
10 Albion Sports 40 59 24
11 Pickering Town 40 59 -3
12 Thackley 40 49 -19
13 Athersley Recreation 40 47 -16
14 Garforth Town 40 44 -9
15 Nostell Miners Welfare 40 38 -30
16 Parkgate 40 38 -33
17 Armthorpe Welfare 40 37 -56
18 Liversedge 40 34 -47
19 Maltby Main (-3) 40 33 -54
20 Retford United 40 21 -100
R Glasshoughton Welfare 40 18 -130
NCEL Division One P Pts +/-
P Clipstone 42 93 55
P Pontefract Collieries 42 91 70
3 Hemsworth Miners Welfare 42 88 48
4 Shirebrook Town 42 84 57
5 AFC Emley 42 84 54
6 Louth Town 42 83 46
7 AFC Mansfield 42 82 55
8 Bottesford Town 42 76 31
9 Penistone Church 42 67 11
10 Yorkshire Amateur 42 66 6
11 Selby Town 42 61 -1
12 Knaresborough Town 42 55 7
13 Eccleshill United 42 53 9
14 Hallam 42 52 -7
15 Rossington Main 42 45 -5
16 Worsbrough Bridge Athletic 42 44 -24
17 Hall Road Rangers 42 43 -43
18 Winterton Rangers 42 36 -48
19 Dronfield Town 42 35 -38
20 Teversal 42 31 -62
21 Lincoln Moorlands Railway 42 24 -113
22 Grimsby Borough 42 18 -108

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