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League's Gesture To Ease Financial Strain

posted May 23, 2020, 4:56 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
The League is to give its clubs direct financial support as they continue to be short of significant income due to the coronavirus.

All of its 26 member clubs have been granted £42.50 each to effectively pay this year’s BCGBA affiliation fee (£35), Shropshire affiliation fee (£5) plus £2.50 for the BCGBA Handbook that every affiliated club has to buy annually.

“The vote to do this was taken during a Zoom conference meeting and reflects the fact that all the league’s officers are eager to give something back to clubs at a time when they are starved of income due to the on-going health crisis,” said secretary Malcolm Fletcher.

“It’s a gesture the league can afford and officers hope that it is one that is accepted as a show of appreciation of our clubs, who are the lifeblood of the league.”

Clubs were notified of the news direct by email, in which the Telford-based league’s plans for the rest of the summer were outlined.

“The next step as far as the league is concerned is to canvas all clubs for their views on a possible return of competitive fixtures – hopefully in July and in whatever form.

“To that end, a questionnaire will be sent to all clubs next week asking for feedback.

"But at the moment club officials have enough on their plate trying to organise phase one of the re-opening of greens, which could be cancelled at short notice if virus figures take a turn for the worse.”