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https://www.aspulljfc.com/news/club-statement-afc-fylde-2704755.html
 

We are saddened to report that AFC Fylde have taken a decision to undertake their women's training sessions on the pitches at Aspull Juniors Football Club this evening without prior warning, permission or communication. When asked to vacate due to ongoing pitch works the representatives of the Vanarama National League outfit refused to move or leave.Aspull Juniors Football Club are completely bewildered as to why a football team from over 30 miles away would choose to undertake their training at our home. It costs Aspull Juniors, a local grassroots team ran by volunteers, tens of thousands of pounds per year to maintain the pitches.

As a committee we couldn't be more disappointed in the actions and reactions of such a professional outfit. AFC Fylde Women, lead by joint managers Kimberley Turner and Danielle Young, do not seem to have a care in the world for the children of this town.

We will be attempting to communicate directly with the AFC Fylde chairman to resolve this issue, but find it absolutely astounding that a football club so high up in the English football pyramid would find it appropriate or necessary to create such a situation in the first place.

The committee will make no further comment on the matter until conversations are held.

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Don't get the kick off. The ground, Aspull Manor Sports Centre, is owned by Wigan council. It's open grass and none of it is fenced off. It's like Concord park and several other clubs are based there. The council do charge the clubs a maintenance fee so maybe Aspull Jfc are having a go about that. 

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1 hour ago, Owling_Wolf said:

Aren't you missing the obvious strangeness in this, in that the ground is nowhere particularly near where the accused club comes from?  Surely that's worth at least a "wtf"?

They used to be Preston North End Ladies until a couple of years ago and a lot of the players are still based in the Greater Manchester area, including students from Salford and Manchester. Maybe they were just trying to find a half way point. The club still plays near Preston

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2 hours ago, Tylluan said:

They used to be Preston North End Ladies until a couple of years ago and a lot of the players are still based in the Greater Manchester area, including students from Salford and Manchester. Maybe they were just trying to find a half way point. The club still plays near Preston

Strange choice of name then, perhaps. 

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4 hours ago, Owling_Wolf said:

Strange choice of name then, perhaps. 

Fylde took them when Preston ditched them. Then Fylde ditched them during lockdown, as a cost cutting exercise, and they moved back towards Preston for the following season. Fylde then reversed their decision but the club stayed in Preston as they'd signed a lease on the pitch

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18 hours ago, Tylluan said:

Fylde took them when Preston ditched them. Then Fylde ditched them during lockdown, as a cost cutting exercise, and they moved back towards Preston for the following season. Fylde then reversed their decision but the club stayed in Preston as they'd signed a lease on the pitch

As they're now Wigan based, for training at least, they must be feeling a bit unloved. 

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