Ilkeston FC wound up over £14,500 bill

Ilkeston FC, which was formed only seven years ago after the demise of Ilkeston Town, has been wound up over a debt of £14,438.

The decision comes after a day of drama for The Robins, who play in the Northern Premier League, with chairman Nigel Harrop announcing immediately before the decision that he had struck a deal to save the club over the weekend by selling it to All Eight Sports.

Before the High Court decision in Liverpool, All Eight Sports released a statement saying: “We are excited and looking forward to working within the local community, promoting and extending the already excellent academy facilities whilst also ensuring we maintain good relations with the fanbase which is very important to us.

Our objective is to build a sustainable future for Ilkeston FC and we are looking forward to working with the loyal supporters and volunteers to ensure that their views are heard and taken onboard.

“The minute the deal is confirmed officially we will immediately be in contact with creditors, players and fan groups to discuss our proposals and to arrange a Q & A session where we will talk directly to supporters.”

According to reports, Harrop says he will appeal the decision.

Ilkeston Town was wound up in 2010 owing £50,000 to HMRC. Ilkeston FC was relegated from the Northern Premier League in April.

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