Floods Hit Henley Town Football Club’s Finances

henley-town-fc2Henley Town Football Club’s finances have been severely hit by the recent heavy rains and floods in the Mill Lane area of Henley-on-Thames which have cut the club off. The Clubhouse bar is a major source of income and the club has been unable to use it for almost a month and without this income the club has been unable to pay its bills.

Henley Town Football Club is the oldest football club in Oxfordshire and was formed in 1871 during the golden era when many of today’s leading Premier Division and Championship clubs were founded.

Today many of these clubs are massive organisations backed by billionaires but unlike their wealthy counterparts Henley Town Football Club is an Amateur Club run by volunteers and exists almost entirely on income from the henley-town-fc-clubhouseclubhouse bar, sponsorship and fund raising by members. If it wasn’t for the generous sponsorship and donations from local Companies and individuals the club would have folded ages ago.

Non League football doesn’t attract large crowds but whatever the attendance the cost of running the Club remains the same. Apart from the cost of rates, electricity etc. to run the clubhouse it costs over £200 to put on a Hellenic League home fixture so unless we can get a local company or individual to sponsor a match every game is run at a loss.

If you or your company would like to help the Town’s Football Club by making a donation, sponsoring a match, taking a perimeter advertising board or an advert in the match programme please contact the Vice-Chairman Kim Chapman at 210 Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames or phone 07515892909.

Join the ‘Friends of Henley Town FC Bonus Ball Lottery’

Another way of helping the Football Club is to join the ‘Friends of Henley Town FC Bonus Ball Lottery’ for just £10 a month with a £25 prize every week

For an application form and standing order please email: kingstontony6@gmail.com or phone 07712139592


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