After getting over the disappointment of relegation from the Bostik South East Division Greenwich Borough are now ready to switch their attention to the coming season, and are looking forward to it.
Via the Club Website their ambassador has released the following statement:
An exciting new season is approaching. New challenges are ahead and Greenwich Borough FC looks forward to joining the Southern Counties East Football League once again.
The Club has previously had tremendous success in this league and will, with no doubt, enjoy more. In 2013, when the League was renamed to SCEFL, my late father, David Skinner bought Greenwich Borough FC to pursue a life long interest in football. My father saw the proud and longstanding history of the Club and wished to continue it’s legacy. In the season of 14/15, the Club could once again feel proud, by continuing the legacy of honours with a victory in the Premier Division Cup. The following years saw the Club set new records and gain new titles. I asked my father, before he died in 2016, why he was so interested in Greenwich Borough FC and he quoted Andrienne Clarkson as an answer.
“Every one of us is attempting to carve a stone, erect a column, or cut a piece of stained glass in the construction of something much bigger than ourselves.”
This is what football is about. Being actively part of something bigger than yourself.
After the death of my father, several key figures in the Club sought new challenges and the Club faced several difficulties. Luckily in the early summer of 2018, a new consortium took over the Club. A new management with similar philosophies as my father, David Skinner. I would like to express a true and genuine appreciation for the new management. Without you, Greenwhich Borough FC likely would not exist today.
These are truly exciting times, as the Club’s restructuring is taking place. I have full confidence in the new first team managment, players, volunteers, loyal supporters and new supporters. Together, Greenwich Borough FC will reach new heights of success.
It is also important that we, as a Club, show great gratitude towards Phoenix Sports for all the help they given Greenwhich Borough FC.
I look forward to seeing everyone, in the beginning of August at Greenwhich Borough FC’s first game in the Southern Counties East Football League.
Nicolas A. Skinner