Newark FC announces season long groundshare with Nottinghamshire club for 2021-22 season, confirming its Lowfields exit
Newark FC has announced a season-long groundshare for the 2021-22 season.
The club made the announcement after 'a period of uncertainty regarding the future of Lowfields and Newark Football Club', following the Section 25 notice (under the Landlord and Tenants Act 1954) issued by the landowner Charles Collier.
In a statement, the club said: "We are now in a position to announce we have agreed a season long groundshare opportunity with a Nottinghamshire club for the 2021-22 season and thereby assuring the continuance of the football club.
"We would like to thank everyone who has supported the club in our attempts to stay at our home — Lowfields — and we greatly appreciate and respect the efforts by members of the community, our fans and supporters.
"These efforts were unable to secure our continued operation from Lowfields or indeed the longevity of the grounds.
"However, we do not believe they were in vain, as they showed the depth of feeling for the Lowfields site as a community asset, and a location for sporting activity.
"Unfortunately, with very few options left available to us, we have taken these steps to assure the future of the football club.
"We are in discussions to ensure that the football club returns to Newark, where it belongs, for the 2022-23 season.
"More details on the groundshare and any progress on the discussions will be released over the coming weeks.
"As mentioned above, the continued support of our fans and supporters has been instrumental in the clubs progression over the last four years, and is something the club does not underestimate.
"We hope you will continue to support us through what will continue to be a difficult period and through a long, tough season both on and off the pitch.
"Our aims are to secure the future and status of the football club and to return to Newark, back to the community we have been made to feel an integral part of.
"Even though we will be operating away from the town and its surrounding communities, we will continue to support the community in every way we can."