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SFL Announcement - Gretna FC

Tue, 3rd Jun 2008 12:05pm

The Scottish Football League have today accepted the resignation of Gretna F.C. (In Administration). Gretna F.C. made a significant contribution to The Scottish Football League when they were members. We have now put in place a plan which has been well thought through in the event of these circumstances occurring, and we would like to announce the following;

  1. Having previously intimated the adjustment of our Leagues last week, The Scottish Football League will create a vacancy in the Third Division and will invite interested clubs to apply to join The Scottish Football League.
  2. The applicant clubs will require to meet wide-ranging criteria to join the Third Division and the process will be as follows;

    (a) Application packs are available today to all interested parties and are available on request through the Scottish Football League offices. Completed applications should be received at the offices of the Scottish Football League by Thursday, 12th June, 2008.

    (b) Following a review of the applications, the Scottish Football League Management Committee will visit each applicant club by Friday, 27th June, 2008.

    (c) Applicant clubs will then be invited, following assessment, to present their business and football plans to all 29 members of the Scottish Football League at a Special General Meeting to be held at Hampden Park on Thursday, 3rd July, 2008.

    (d) The 29 SFL clubs will then vote on the day to decide which club has been invited to join the Scottish Football League as a Third Division club with effect from the 2008/2009 season and an announcement will be made immediately following the voting process.

We believe we have a very competitive and successful League which has a bright future and we look forward to welcoming a new club to the Scottish Football League family for the start of the new season.

David Longmuir
Chief Executive/Secretary
The Scottish Football League