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A word from the Chairman

Chairman Ryan Haigh has detailed the clubs plans for the coming season and beyond.

Whilst he may have taken a temporary side step due to other commitments, he believes the club is in safe hands under the stewardship of Geoff McDougle and the management committee he has assembled.

The Chairman commented

“I’m delighted with how the new manager has set about rebuilding his squad ready for the upcoming season. I think it’s important to have someone with a track record of success and Phil has just that.

He’s articulate, intelligent, but also has that ‘edge’ and I think you need all these qualities to succeed as a footballing manager at every level. I like that he knows and understands our level, our ambitions and more importantly, our limitations.

As a club we know this season will be tough.

We will count the cost of Covid for many years to come but the immediate future is more about putting the pride back in the shirt and enticing the local community back into the ground.

The Club will not survive without support and if Colne is to continue at this level of the pyramid, we must ensure the local

Community back the club by turning up in good numbers.”

On the ground development, it is no secret that the Club has made numerous applications but as yet nothing is confirmed. Haigh continued by saying “it’s disappointing that after 3 years of trying and much personal expense, we are no nearer getting our plans through to fulfillment. It’s not for the want of trying though!”

Colne start their season at home next Saturday 6th August in the FA Cup preliminary round against 1874 Northwich but prior to that fans can watch the final pre-season fixture at home to Conference side Halifax Town (Saturday 30th June).

There will also be an open training session next Thursday night at the ground from 6:30pm followed by a Q&A with Phil Brown and members of the playing staff .


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