Windsor FC takeover moves forward

Windsor's captain George Gould. Photo: Andrew Batt.
Windsor's captain George Gould. Photo: Andrew Batt.

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Windsor chairman and owner Kevin Stott has revealed he is moving forward with two ‘entrepreneurs’ who look set to takeover the club with a plan for modernising Stag Meadow, creating a successful men’s team and launching a new women’s side.

A statement, released on social media late last week, revealed the news that Mick Woodham had been working on bringing in a new forward ahead of the non-league transfer deadline but efforts hadn’t paid off.

Windsor are currently battling against relegation from the Combined Counties League Premier Division North but won a crucial three points at Spelthorne Sports on Saturday.

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Stott wrote: We now have 8 games left to secure our position in the Combined Counties Premier League for next season – every game will be treated like a cup final and we really appreciate your ongoing support. Mick and the team worked incredibly hard to add some goals to the squad before the transfer cut off deadline; we made the resources available but despite everyone’s best efforts it wasn’t to be. That said we were very pleased to add Goalkeeper Shay Honey to the squad.

On the ownership front, as you know I have been talking to two different groups and have spent a great deal of time and energy considering the relative merits of each proposal. While it was never going to be an easy decision, I am moving forward with two successful entrepreneurs who have a plan that I believe the whole town can both get behind and be excited by.

Windsor's Stag Meadow Ground. Photo: Windsor FC
Windsor’s Stag Meadow Ground. Photo: Windsor FC

In summary their focus will include: Investing into the men’s first team to have a fantastic shot at successive promotions up the non-league pyramid – launching a women’s team for the very first time in Windsor, which we’re incredibly excited about – working to modernize and develop Stag Meadow into an appropriately sized and sustainable stadium in parallel with the club’s on field progress – building a new training facility and also investing into a new 3G training pitch – working with the youth section to ensure their needs are met within the overall development plan with the aim of giving high-performing youth players a path to their respective senior teams.

My sense, from hundreds, if not thousands, of conversations over the years, is that the town would be excited to back an ambitious, community-focused project for a football club that has SO MUCH potential, in one of the most famous destinations in the world, run by people who I think you will feel a strong connection with.

The team behind that plan has been introduced to The Crown Estate to discuss a potential lease and explore a working partnership that would allow them to take the club forward together. It is also my understanding that they will include a parallel lease for the youth section which would grant them use of new facilities, alongside the senior teams. I will share further information with you when I have it.

Kevin

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