Harrow Hill Withdraw - 30th October
Though not confirmed officially by the Hellenic League Office, it would transpire that Harrow Hill have tendered their resignation from the League, therefore any spectators intending to travel to watch the fixture at Launton Sports tomorrow should be made aware of the situation.
Details as shown on the Harrow Hill website:- (Brian King is on vacation at present, the League webmaster awaits official ratification from other officers of the League before specically stating on this site that Harrow have withdrawn)
The following letter of withdrawal from the Hellenic League was today sent to Mr Brian King (General Manager), The Hellenic Football League:-
HARROW HILL A.F.C. - HELLENIC LEAGUE WITHDRAWAL
It is with much regret that we have to inform you of our decision to withdrawal Harrow Hill from the Hellenic League with immediate effect.
This comes as a result of the turmoil at the club which began with the resignation as Manager; Steve Boseley at the end of last season, and the subsequent loss of several key players including our then club captain.
Tony Elliot was then appointed in the summer only to part company with the club even before we had started the current campaign.
Reg Taylor's grandson; Jody Taylor then stepped in as Player/Manager and has found things hard going to build a team and have a regular eleven players to play home and away.
There is a general lack of comittment from the players we have brought in and as at earlier today had only six players available to play Saturday's game at Launton Sports.
We as a club are struggling on and off the pitch and have recently lost the services of our Club President and major benefactor.
As we have cancelled games already this season we are no longer able to fulfill our Division One West fixtures and can only apologise to our opponents for the disruption caused.
Chairman; Reg Taylor and myself are deeply unhappy with the decision that had to be made.
I only hope we can re-group as a club and work hard to get our reserve teams to climb the league pyramid and hopefully get back to the Hellenic League in the future.
Since becoming Club Secretary I have thoroughly enjoyed competing in the Hellenic League and will be sad to leave.
for and on behalf of
Harrow Hill Football Club
Mark Rawlings. (Secretary, Harrow Hill Football Club)