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London club resigns from the league

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The following Ryeman League statement was recently posted on the official website.

'At their meeting last week the Board of Directors of the Ryeman League considered the position of this Croydon Athletic. The Club had confirmed that they wished to resign from the League and this would take effect at the end of the season.

The Club had also indicated that it had ceased to carry on its business. This is part of the definition of “Insolvency Event” in the Rules of the League and the Board decided that an Insolvency Event had occurred.

Accordingly the Club has been deducted 10 points and their League record so far this season will be expunged. Further, the balance of the Bond held with the League will be forfeited to the League and each club in Division One South which has not played Croydon Athletic FC at home this season will be paid the sum of £250 as a recompense.

The balance of funds after deduction of these payments and the deduction of all monies due to the League will be put into general League Funds and utilised in purchasing additional footballs. These will then be sold on to Clubs at a reduced price. In this way all Clubs can benefit from the unfortunate situation.'

The club had already resigned from the Isthmian League in January 

They had lurched from crisis to crisis since a fine for making irregular payments to players and then-owner Mazhar Majeed being implicated in a cricket spot-fixing case in 2010.

Current owner Jenna Manji was allowed time to find new investors but the club ceased to play last month.


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