Ashford United owner Don Crosbie plans to retire – and is looking for prospective purchasers.
Isthmian South East club Ashford United have released a statement this morning, confirming that owner Don Crosbie is looking to sell and retire after nearly twenty years at the helm.
Don is ‘looking to sell the club to someone with the youth, enthusiasm, energy and financial backing that can continue to strive for football excellence, support the loyal community of supporters and players and fulfil the expansion plans.’
“I have taken the club as far as I can and despite the tough challenges on the way have succeeded in putting the club in a much stronger and financially sound position than when I first purchased the club. The club boasts a rare factor in so much as AUFC own the 14.5 acre freehold and does not have a secondary landlord to stifle growth or expansion. The facility I have created is a sound platform for AUFC to progress but sadly after installing the second artificial pitch I have neither the necessary finance or health to take the club to where it can definitely rise, hence the time has come to hand over the reins to someone that can continue the ambitions of this great club.”
Ashford are currently positioned well for a play off place.