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This week on This is Rammy I spoke to Tony Cunningham of Ramsbottom United and asked him what’s on the cards for the team this season given all the issues they had with the team and the club last season.
Last season Ramsbottom United, after a very emotional season in which the club saw 8 players, the coaches and the manager leave the club, barely escaped relegation in what came to be a long battle to the end of the season.
We chat about how Ramsbottom United remains funded when we know that funding football clubs is difficult at any level, for example 13 years back when ITV Digital went bust taking with it a lot of money that was promised to clubs.
This is where Ramsbottom United tries to be different, in that it keeps costs low, and in doing so, keeping itself debt free, some people would argue that this isn’t the way to go about it, but Harry is confident that it’s worked for nearly 50 years, so why change.
Speaking of Harry, this year is chairman Harry Williams’ 50th season!
When he formed the club back in 1966 there were 11 clubs in Ramsbottom as well as Rammy United, now however, a bit like Highlander, there is only one.
Harry featured on a video by the BBC here about the club back in 2013: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-24022157
As well as a long running history, Ramsbottom United has one of the oldest (if not THE oldest) ball “boy” in the world.
Jack Wolfenden is 82 but still works at the club every day. And on match days he sells programmes and collects the balls, juggles and fire breathes! (ok I made those last two up.)
One of the biggest takeaways I got from this interview was that now, more then ever Ramsbottom United needs your support.
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