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Baris NCEL Statement re: Arnold Town

16th May, 2013

The Management Board of the Northern Counties East League has issued the following statement in relation to an appeal by Arnold Town against a decision by the League Management Board.

The League Management Board deducted Arnold Town FC 10 points under rule 14.A.1 Sporting Sanctions for the occurrence of an insolvency event. Arnold Town FC then indicated that they wished to appeal against the League Management Board decision under rule 14.A.7 and, in the interest of manageable cost for which the club is fully responsible for, both parties agreed to refer the matter for appeal to The Football Association whose decision would be final and binding on both parties.

That appeal was heard by a Football Association appeals board on Tuesday 14th May at Wembley Stadium. After due considerations from both parties, the Appeals Board dismissed the Force Majeure argument and the deduction of 10 points confirmed.

As a result of this it should be noted that the provisions of Rule 14.B.1 (click here to see that Rule) will now apply in that Arnold Town FC will be relegated one step at the next Annual General Meeting unless one of the requirements listed in that rule has been met.

There will be no further statements from the Northern Counties East League who considers the matter closed.

Ten Point Deduction for Eagles

7th March, 2013

The Baris Northern Counties East Football League has released the following statement regarding Arnold Town.

The Management Board of the Northern Counties East Football League confirm that, under the provisions of League Rule 14.A.2.1 SPORTING SANCTIONS, Arnold Town Football Club be deducted 10 points with immediate effect.

This sanction is subject to appeal by the Club under League Rule 14.A.7.


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Roy Francis Funeral Arrangements Announced

29th January, 2013

The funeral arrangements of Roy Francis, known affectionately as "Mr Arnold Town", have been announced.

It is due to take place at 1:15pm on Friday 8th February at Bramcote Crematorium. This will be followed by a wake at Eagle Valley.

Family flowers only. Donations will go to Cancer Research UK. c/o A.W.Lymn, St Albans House, 32 High Street, NG5 7DZ.

So the club can have a rough idea of numbers, it would be appreciated if anyone wishing to attend could send a short reply to let them know at mail@arnoldfc.com.

Meanwhile, Acting Chair Graham Peck has led the tributes to Roy who passed away in the early hours of Friday morning, saying: "Roy had been ill for some time but, throughout his illness, he never let Arnold Town slip from his thoughts.

"Roy was Arnold Town and built it up to be the club it is today having been the Chairman/Club Secretary for more years than anyone cares to remember.

"The move to the new Eagle Valley was Roys inspiration and saw it through to the end and gives us a facility we can be proud of.

"However, words cannot express the gratitude many hundreds of people in the world of football owe to Roy over some fifty years.

"He will be missed by all and it is a void that can never be filled again.

"Our condolensces are with his wife and all his family at this difficult time but we hope that, rather than grieve, they will be able to rejoice in the life that Roy led and that he is now at peace."

(Story Source: Arnold Town)

Eagles Mourn Death Of Roy Francis

25th January, 2013

Arnold Town are in mourning following the death of their President Roy Francis.

The Baris NCEL Premier Division club have informed us that he passed away earlier this morning.

All at the League would like to send their deepest condolences to Roy's family and friends and to everyone at Arnold Town.

More details to follow.

(Story Source: Arnold Town)

New Website for Eagles

16th December, 2012

Arnold Town have launched a new website to keep fans and the outside football fraternity up-to-date on what is happening at the Baris NCEL Premier Division club.

The Eagles' acting chairman Graham Peck said: "Since I have taken up post, I want to heighten the profile of the Club to try and increase revenue and, most importantly, as we move forward to keep everyone informed of what is going on.

"We still have an excellent fans forum that I want to be maintained but we need to get out to people who are not currently Arnold Town focused.

"The site is slowly being created and over the coming weeks we will be updated on a regular basis. The site will include all the standard stuff and, I hope, photos and videos. I may well consider putting match videos on Youtube soon."

The site can be seen by clicking here.

(Story Source: Arnold Town)

Eagles Unveil New Boss

4th December, 2012

Arnold Town have announced that Graham Walker is their new manager with immediate effect.

Walker, who is from Arnold, says he is really looking forward to the new challenge.

He worked with Brett Marshall last season and took Retford United to the Baris NCEL Premier Division title before moving with Brett to Hucknall Town.

He will be making it known who will be joining him in due course.

Graham now has a two week break to get a squad together before facing his first game in charge against Worksop Parramore on December 15th at Eagle Valley.

(Story Source: Arnold Town)

New Eagles Manager To Be Unveiled Soon

3rd December, 2012

Baris NCEL Premier Division side Arnold Town will unveil a new manager in the next couple of days after departures from their dugout over the weekend.

A statement from the Eagle Valley outfit said: "The Arnold Town FC Committee has discussed the current position the club has found itself in of late and has decided to release the current manager Gary Hayward and his assistant Graham Charlesworth.

"The club wish to make it clear that neither had been in contact with any club official to offer their resignation.

"The committee do want to thank both for their enthusiasm and effort in what they have done under difficult circumstances but the facts remain that, as well as the poor results this season, there have been a number of issues that the committee have found unacceptable not least the difficulty in fielding a team over the past few weeks.

"We acknowledge that Gary Hayward’s lengthy suspension has not helped matters and it has to be said that the win against Barton Town was in no small measure down to the efforts of Darren Kelk who is helping out at present.

"Acting chairman Graham Peck said: 'We would like to express our appreciation of the effort Gary and Graham have given to Arnold Town but we now have to draw the club together and move on.

"'The last few weeks have seen a lot of disruption and we now have to achieve stability with everyone pulling together to awake a sleeping giant.

"'We want to attract fans back through the gate with good results, so to that end we hope to be announcing a new manager in the next 48 hours; we now have a two week break to really try and get things back on track.'"

The statement was released by the Eagles on Sunday night after Hayward had posted on the club's unofficial supporters site forum: "After all the turmoil the club's had this season on a financial and other issues, I resigned on Friday night along with Graham Charlesworth but, as a gesture of goodwill, I went to the game yesterday to help a friend Darren Kelk. I, today, have tendered my resignation as I cannot work with the new chairman. I wish Darren and the rest of the players all the best and hope many issues to get resolved."

(Story Source: Arnold Town)

Hayward Takes Charge of Eagles

3rd July, 2012

Arnold Town have confirmed that Gary Hayward has been appointed the Baris NCEL Premier Division side's manager for season 2012/13.

Gary joins the Eagles from East Midland Counties League side Blackwell Miners Welfare and lists his involvement with clubs such as Borrowash Victoria, Belper Town, Worksop Town, Gedling Town, Greenwood Meadows and Hucknall Town.

The Eagles have also confirmed the following appointments which complete the new set up for the coming season.

Paul Rawden joins the club as Gary's assistant from Radford FC and Graham Charlesworth, previously with Shirebrook Town, joins the club as first team coach.

Also joining the management team from Radford FC are Mark Draper (coach) and Dino Labatte (goalkeeping coach).

Jon Burns comes in as General Manager and Hedley Hill as the club's new Commercial Manager.

Gary says "Arnold Town are a sleeping giant amongst local non-league sides."

He and his team will be putting every effort into bringing success to the club in the future.

(Story Source: Arnold Town)

Tables

NCEL Premier Division P Pts +/-
P Scarborough Athletic 42 99 80
2 Brighouse Town 42 97 60
3 Bridlington Town 42 95 83
4 Retford United 42 78 26
5 Pickering Town 42 77 40
6 Tadcaster Albion 42 77 24
7 Worksop Parramore 42 72 20
8 Barton Town Old Boys 42 69 13
9 Parkgate 42 66 20
10 Thackley 42 62 11
11 Heanor Town 42 58 0
12 Long Eaton United 42 57 -4
13 Staveley Miners Welfare 42 54 -13
14 Maltby Main 42 48 -13
15 Liversedge 42 45 -13
16 Glasshoughton Welfare (-1) 42 45 -22
R Arnold Town (-3) 42 42 -28
18 Nostell Miners Welfare 42 38 -51
19 Winterton Rangers 42 34 -34
20 Armthorpe Welfare 42 32 -43
21 Lincoln Moorlands Railway 42 28 -94
R Hall Road Rangers 42 26 -62
NCEL Division One P Pts +/-
P Albion Sports 42 92 79
P Athersley Recreation 42 85 49
3 Louth Town 42 80 29
4 Cleethorpes Town 42 79 45
5 Pontefract Collieries 42 78 38
6 Shirebrook Town 42 77 27
7 AFC Emley 42 75 55
8 Knaresborough Town 42 75 26
9 Worsbrough Bridge Athletic 42 72 28
10 Teversal 42 65 29
11 Clipstone Welfare 42 57 -1
12 Hallam 42 56 4
13 Hemsworth Miners Welfare 42 56 -12
14 Eccleshill United 42 55 12
15 Bottesford Town (-1) 42 50 -11
16 Selby Town 42 46 -25
17 Grimsby Borough 42 45 -20
18 Rossington Main 42 39 -48
19 Dinnington Town 42 37 -44
20 Appleby Frodingham 42 34 -69
21 Yorkshire Amateur 42 29 -65
R Askern Villa 42 23 -126

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