Durham City AFC chairman Ian Walker is on a country wide search to find the struggling UniBond League club a new sponsor.
Durham’s chairman has even approached rival clubs and was last week spotted as a guest of Bradford chairman Bob Blackburn as they faced Guiseley. Such is the goodwill garnered by City this season, there exists a possibility Blackburn will extend his support to Walker’s club too.
Speaking of his search for backing Walker said: “I have sown a lot of seeds, but now is the time to see who can actually back us. I know these are tough times for a lot of people, but it would be nice to get support from Durham companies.
“It has been a hard season all round, we just have to get through these last games and regroup.”
Durham City AFC’s season got off to a bad start. They were refused admission into the Blue Square Conference due to an unacceptable artificial playing surface. As a consequence of this their major sponsor withdrew financial support only one week into the start of the UniBond Premier Season and all players were made available for transfer.
In February Durham were docked six points by the FA for playing a suspended player under a different name.
Durham are currently in bottom place of the UniBond Premier League on 0 points and are hoping that a successful last few games will at least see them end the traumatic season with a positive score.