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Football club issued with winding up petition

Date Added: 23/09/2011  

A football club in the south of England could be set to enter liquidation after it was served with a winding up order by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Truro City Football Club was given the winding up petition on Wednesday (September 21st) in relation to the Insolvency Act 1986.

Creditors of the club will present their case in court next month, after which Truro City may cease to exist due to its financial problems.

"Any persons intending to appear on the hearing of the Petition (whether to support or oppose it) must give notice of intention to do so to the petitioners or to their solicitor in accordance with Rule 4.16 by 16:00 BST on October 30th 2011," noted the winding up order.

Truro City have enjoyed a rapid rise through the non-league structure with a number of promotions in recent seasons, with the side currently sitting in 11th place in the Blue Square Conference South.

The White Tigers recently won 3-1 against Maidenhead United thanks to goals from Scott Walker, Marcus Martin and Les Afful.

Earlier in the season, Truro City's general manager Andrew Stephenson wrote on the club's official website about the development and investment that has taken place this summer.

He highlighted the fact the public address system has been improved, while Sky Sports has been installed in the club house at the team's stadium.

Mr Stephenson said: "We are determined that Truro City Football Club offers individual fans and their families a really enjoyable matchday experience, not just watching the team on the pitch but also benefitting from improved facilities."

He also stated how he is going to work on promoting the club across Cornwall and the surrounding area in order to attract new fans to Truro City, although the serving of a winding up order is likely to act as a blow to their ambitions.

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Posted by Michael Beam

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