The chairman of KENDAL Football Club, Jay Rossi, has issued a statement on the situation of Mintcakes.
The statement was made on September 27th during the club’s game against Trafford FC.
In his speech he outlined the status of the club, discussed future plans and the performance of the players.
Jay said: “Ever since I took on the role of chairman of Kendal Town FC, with the support of a small group of volunteers, I have worked to improve and develop Kendal Town Football Club.
“This has not been an easy task over the past eighteen months, but we feel like we are making steady progress.
“While there are still areas that need to be addressed, we have made great strides in many areas with the improvement of the playing surface and the fencing of the pitch which was in dire need of replacement and has greatly improved the appearance of the playing surface of the club.
“The clubhouse is being redesigned while the changing rooms have been upgraded with other planned projects.
“Off the pitch, we have an excellent young manager, Chris Humphrey, who has put together a young, hungry and fit team that trains professionally and plays its games.
“I think it’s fair to say that the results don’t reflect the performances you can see, that the football brand is very good and with a bit of luck we could have scored more points than we have.
“All of our games have been very close and no team has really outdone us and the defeats only came from one goal or another.
“We are all confident that our luck will change and that the guys will get the results they deserve for the effort they put in week after week.
“Aside from the first team, we have a reserve team that has gone through a lot of changes in the last few months, as well as a good young U18 girls team as part of Kendal Town FC.
“From a sponsorship perspective, we have increased the number of companies interested in sponsoring the association, possibly more than ever.
“We’re also looking at ways to increase revenue streams both on matchdays and outside of the match in new ways, as no club can be successful at this level with matchday revenue only.
“As a club we have the potential to generate additional income and these options are being actively pursued.
“However, despite all the progress made under difficult circumstances, it is sad to say that there is still a small group of” supporters “of the club who continue to spread negativity and anger for the club, which makes it even more difficult than necessary to run a football club, let alone Kendal Town FC.
“Many of these ‘followers’ have chosen not to come down to support the club, preferring to undermine the club from the security of their keyboards.
“Such actions are counterproductive and only make it difficult for the small group of volunteers to move Kendal Town forward.
“As a club, we look forward to constructive comments from everyone who has good ideas, and we would be delighted if more individuals actively contribute to the club, as the request for volunteers announced at the beginning of July this year shows.
“We have a number of plans to take the club forward in the future, but we can only do so if we can attract more support. Without that extra support, the ambition will be even more difficult for volunteers to keep them alive.
“Thank you again for your continued support of your club, Kendal Town FC.
“If you feel you want to help continue the progress your club has made, speak to either me or a committee member because together we can make Kendal proud that his team is competing in the Northern Premier League.”