League Statement Regarding Burton Leonard 3rds

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It is with regret that Burton Leonard is to withdraw its 3rd team with immediate effect from Division Eight of the Theakston Nidderdale League.

3rd XI Captain, Leigh Parsons said “Having considered all aspects of the situation we have, as a club, decided that in fairness to the other teams in the division (Eight) and the league in general that it would be best for Burton Leonard 3rd team to be withdrawn from the league with immediate effect”

Leigh continues to say “I, personally, have been very heartened by the support received from both the league and the other teams in Division 8 with whom I have had contact and thank all parties for their patience. However, even with a deep pool of regular players and an improving junior section, it is clear that the combined commitments of work and modern family life make getting 33 willing players onto the pitch every Saturday a virtual impossibility for our club.”

All points won or lost in games with Burton Leonard will be removed from Division 8 and the League table will be adjusted to reflect this. Teams who were scheduled to play Burton Leonard 3rds will now have a free week but are encouraged to arrange a friendly fixture or to allow players to take advantage of the player loan scheme.

Burton Leonard will continue to play in Division One and Division Five on the Theakston Nidderdale League.
(14th July 2016)

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