Friday, May 12, 2017

Worcester Tried To Join South And West

It's been revealed that Worcester City tried to join the Southern League South and West but were turned down by the FA.

The club chairman, Anthony Hampson, went to Wembley last Monday to put forward his case.

"They told us we were going to be at level five, we appealed that decision, we went down there last Monday but clearly that appeal failed," Hampson told BBC Hereford and Worcester.

Worcester will play in the Midland Premier League alongside, amongst others, Westfields and Stourport.

"The message to the fans is there is still a club to support but if we had stayed at step three there wouldn't have been by this time next year.

"I've offered to resign many times but there haven't been a lot of hands in the air to take it up. So for the foreseeable future you're stuck with me." 

Director of the Worcester Supporters Trust, Richard Widdowson, has also spoken to BBC Hereford and Worcester.

"The man is completely out of his depth. There were four or five people who said they could be chairman but he didn't want it.

"When he became chairman we had an asset worth £7.36M, now we've got nothing.

"I found it incredible that he asked for Worcester to resign when there were still three home games to go.

"He's interested in doing nothing. I fear for the future of the club with Hampson in charge."

Meanwhile it's expected that BBC Hereford and Worcester will give more air-time to Hereford FC next season as they will be the second highest placed club in the area behind Kidderminster. Last season Worcester were in that position.