Statement on Illegal Approaches

Image result for bury town fcBury Town FC recently reported Stowmarket Town FC to the Suffolk FA for making illegal approaches to two players who subsequently left the club. The club had reason to believe that both players had been spoken to personally before any approach was made, and subsequently a deal had been agreed before we were notified. The two charges against Stowmarket Town were proven by the Suffolk FA commission and they were fined for their actions.

The club were extremely disappointment that the correct procedures were not followed by Stowmarket Town and the decision of the commission justified our complaints at the time.

It is a great compliment to our footballing staff that we continue to receive a number of seven day approaches for our players. Bury Town has a great record of producing and coaching players over a number of seasons, and our squad obviously continues to attract the attentions of other clubs. On occasions, players will have their heads turned by the short-term ambitions of other clubs, but at Bury Town we will continue to operate in the correct way.

On the positive side, Ollie Fenn and Tevan Allen were both the subject of a seven day approaches last week from two local clubs, but both players have confirmed their commitment to the club after meeting manager Ben Chenery following the New Years Day derby at AFC Sudbury and will remain with the club. Both players are important members of the team and the management team are delighted with their commitment and loyalty at an important time in the season.