Bury fans en­ter new club in non-League

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Fans in Bury have suc­ceeded in se­cur­ing a place for their newly formed team in the North-West Coun­ties League. Bury AFC were given a slot in step six of the Na­tional League Sys­tem as places at tiers three to four and five to six were an­nounced by the Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion.

Bury FC, a sep­a­rate en­tity, had their 125-year mem­ber­ship of the Foot­ball League with­drawn last year af­ter the owner failed to pro­vide guar­an­tees that the club had the fi­nan­cial means to com­plete the sea­son and a takeover bid fell through. The new sup­porter-led Bury AFC will now play in the 20-team Di­vi­sion One North of the NWCL.

Cham­pi­onship club Coven­try have been tem­po­rar­ily play­ing at Birm­ing­ham City’s St An­drew’s Sta­dium. A state­ment said: “Coven­try City and the Univer­sity of War­wick have com­menced plan­ning for a part­ner­ship, which would see the univer­sity pro­vide land to the club for the de­vel­op­ment of a new sta­dium, thereby cre­at­ing a new home for the club with easy ac­cess for fans liv­ing in the city of Coven­try.”

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