CLUB NEWS

FA competition rule change

HALESOWEN TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB can confirm a recent change in the rules for FA competition games which include the FA cup and FA Trophy regarding alcohol consumption within the ground.

From this season supporters will be permitted to take alcoholic drinks outside the bar providing that it is drank from a plastic cup.

All drinks served at the Grove for FA Cup competition games will be served in plastic glasses before and during the game.

No alcoholic drinks will be allowed in bottles or cans and none will be allowed to be brought into the ground. If anyone is found trying to bring alcohol into the ground it will be disposed of and the person bringing it in may be refused entry.

We will also challenge anyone in the ground trying to purchase or bringing their own alcohol into the ground to prove their age with a valid ID.

Our turnstile operators and Stewards reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone who appears to be under the influence of alcohol.

It is the intention of the club that everyone who visits the Grove enjoys the game and their time with us.

Change of club ownership

HALESOWEN TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB would like to announce that Directors Karen Brookes and Keith McKenna are now officially joint owners of the club.

Colin Brookes who purchased the club from the Lynch family on June 29th this year will continue with his role as Club President and director.

Colin stated ‘’It was Karen and Keith who originally planned to purchase the club from the Lynch family, but after many setbacks it came to their notice that although the £50,000 sale had been agreed and solicitors appointed the Lynch family were inviting other parties to buy the club.’’

It was then agreed that Colin Brookes should step in with the help and assistance of Vice Chairman Dave Hawley to purchase the club, this was finally agreed on June 29th 2018.

Colin has asked that it is put on record that he would like to thank Karen and Keith for their financial input and hard work over the past few months, he has also paid tribute to the hard working committee and especially he thanks all the fans for their support and for donating almost £14,000 which was a massive help to kick-start the start of the season for the club and for Karen and Keith.

Colin ended by urging all the fans to continue their support to the club and to make Halesowen Town Football Club one to be proud of once more.

Up The Yeltz

HALESOWEN TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB are delighted to announce that the sale to purchase the club from the Lynch family is now complete.

Following lengthy, drawn out negotiations the club are proud that the new owner of Halesowen Town Football Club is Club President Mr. Colin Brookes.

Colin will need no introduction at all to everyone at the club, a football man through and through with over 60 years in the game and a passion for Halesowen Town that holds no bounds and his purchase will be seen to usher in a new dawn at the Yeltz together with a boost of optimism at the Grove coming as it does just prior to the beginning of pre-season for the 2018-19 season.

Colin’s daughter and club Chair Karen Brookes will continue in her role and she will be joined by Keith McKenna as Directors of the football Club. The deal also includes the purchase of the JG Lounge, our function room and bar on match days.

 

We caught with a delighted Colin Brookes who stated ‘’The last five months have been the most stressful period in my 25 years plus at Halesowen Town and today is a very special day in my life, I am so please for Karen, who has worked wonders at the club over the past 12 months, Keith has linked up with Karen a few months ago and I am sure they will become a very successful partnership in the future of Halesowen Town Football Club. My special thanks to Vice Chairman Dave Hawley who has been by my side at all the meetings with The Lynch family, my thanks to Neil, Emma and John, the Yeltz Committee who have been so supportive and hardworking during this period. My final message goes out to all our loyal fans who have stayed with us during this difficult period. The Club is now back where it belongs, with the people of Halesowen, the hard work now begins, let’s all work together and take our great club into a new and successful period, I hope to see as many of you at the forum on Sunday and we can have a real knees up. Football’s coming home. Best wishes, Colin.’’

Karen Brookes stated ‘’I am delighted that the fruition of all the hard work of the Committee, Academy, groundstaff, management and players has allowed us to purchase the club and get the club back to where it belongs, personally for me it’s a triumph.

Keith McKenna echoed those words and added ‘’for me the hard work starts now, in the committee and backroom volunteers we have a fantastic team to drive the club forward’’

Colin, Karen and Keith will be hosting a fans forum on Sunday 8th July from 12.30pm where you are all invited

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