BRADING Town has announced it has withdrawn from the Sydenhams Wessex League.
The Romans’ chairman elect, Geoff Ruck, confirmed the news exclusively to the County Press, stating economic reasons are behind the decision — but vowed to return as soon as it is financially viable.
Geoff confirmed he had a three-year plan to rebuild the club before returning to the Wessex League, with a focus on achieving plenty of success in the IW League.
The move means Brading Town Reserves will now become the first team, and will be managed by Steve Lawton. Former first-team manager Nigel Murray will remain with the club to help. A new reserves’ side will be formed and both will play their home games at the Peter Henry Ground.
There is also the possibility of forming a new A side, as a development team for Colts just leaving junior football, and forming an IW Sunday League team.
• Full story in the Friday, June 22, County Press.