Hyde make appeal amid Coronavirus outbreak

Hyde United are appealing to the local community to help the club financially amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

Following the Northern Premier League's decision to suspend fixtures until further notice, the club will be without a home fixture for a considerable period of time and therefore without a revenue stream. The 3g pitch at Ewen Fields will also be affected, with block cancellations expected to take place over the next few weeks.

A statement on the club's website said: 

Due to the suspension of the league games for the foreseeable future the football are asking for your help.

With the loss of matchday income and cancellation of block bookings on the 3G pitch we find ourselves in a fight to cover the the costs of running the football club throughout the suspension.

We are launching a virtual matchday package where fans can purchase virtual tickets, programmes, food etc. Any donations, no matter how big or small, will go into the running of the football club.

Our first virtual matchday package for the Radcliffe home game is now available at http://shop.hydeunited.co.uk/#!/Radcliffe-Borough-Game/c/46841334.

The items range from matchday tickets to the legendary Judith’s soup!

Please support us with what you can afford during this difficult time and we hope to see you all at Ewen Fields Stadium again this season.

1st team manager David McGurk has commented on the current situation

‘We have suspended training for the players while the leagues suspension is in place. We have done this to primarily protect the players and help prevent the virus spreading. It’s also very difficult to ask players to drive in when they will not be paid. They are a good bunch and they will keep on top of their fitness at home.

It’s a situation that’a difficult one to comment on. Football has to take a back seat and I’m sure everyone is missing it as much as I am. We were hoping for an exciting end to the season with two semi finals to play. Let’s hope we can get back to it as soon as possible but there are more important things to worry about.

As a club we need help. I hope the FA will take action to provide support for non league clubs as I do fear that some will slip away without financial support. We will try to help ourselves in the meantime. I know things are hard for everyone at the moment but please take time and donate what you can afford to put to a Virtual Matchday Package.

I hope we can see the season out and make it a memorable one for football reasons. Thank you for your support.  #tigers” 

 

 

 

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