Hyde supporters plan to own the football club

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Supporters of Hyde FC have set themselves a £50,000 target in order to gain ownership.
 
Owner John Manship has been looking to sell up after two seasons of turmoil at Ewen Fields and has agreed to write off a loan of almost £500,000 so that the Tigers can become a fan-owned club.
 
Although Hyde won promotion to the Conference Premier in 2012 and stayed up in their first season at that level, they have since suffered back-to-back relegations, winning just four of their last 90 league games.
 
An emergency general meeting was held recently, at which fans resolved to proceed with the purchase of the club. It will then be incorporated into a Community Trust, run by a management team and supervised by a board of Trustees, both of which will be elected by members.
 
The Trust will pay £50,000 for the club, including the social club, with Manship writing off the finance, almost £500.000 he has provided over the past four years.
 
“The supporters have always been amazing at Hyde,” he said. “I really want to give them the chance to do their own thing. I have every confidence in them.”
 
The Trust aims to raise £50,000 as soon as possible. Email Allan Kenyon at kenyonallan@hotmail.com for more information
Supporters of Hyde FC have set themselves a £50,000 target in order to gain ownership.
 
Owner John Manship has been looking to sell up after two seasons of turmoil at Ewen Fields and has agreed to write off a loan of almost £500,000 so that the Tigers can become a fan-owned club.
 
Although Hyde won promotion to the Conference Premier in 2012 and stayed up in their first season at that level, they have since suffered back-to-back relegations, winning just four of their last 90 league games.
 
An emergency general meeting was held recently, at which fans resolved to proceed with the purchase of the club. It will then be incorporated into a Community Trust, run by a management team and supervised by a board of Trustees, both of which will be elected by members.
 
The Trust will pay £50,000 for the club, including the social club, with Manship writing off the finance, almost £500.000 he has provided over the past four years.
 
“The supporters have always been amazing at Hyde,” he said. “I really want to give them the chance to do their own thing. I have every confidence in them.”
 
The Trust aims to raise £50,000 as soon as possible. Email Allan Kenyon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information
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