Westland Sports FC, who groundshare with Yeovil Town's Community Trust and Centre of Excellence sides, have announced that they have their rights to use the Alvington ground significantly reduced for the 2012-13 season.
The move comes because of Yeovil Town's plans to change their first team training ground, with the Glovers having plans to build a Food Store over the existing training pitches behind the away end at Huish Park. Despite planning permission not being granted at this stage, it looks as though the move away from the top pitches is going to happen irrespective of any further progress on that project, which has stalled significantly in recent months.
Westland Sports are now tenants at the Alvington venue, with Yeovil Town having taken over ownership a few years ago, and have recently had a highly successful 2011-12 season, winning the Dorset Premier League Championship Trophy, the Dorset Premier League Cup and the Somerset FA Senior Cup.
However, Westland indicate that the Glovers have now withdrawn their usage of the Main Pitch at Alvington, with Yeovil Town planning to use it as their new first team training ground for the 2012-13 season. That has had a knock-on effect, with Westland's management team resigning because of the reduced facilities they will have available to them. Kevin Leigh, Neil Waddleton and Lloyd Green have left their club and will now be looking for a new management team.
Westland Sports have issued the following statement to the press this week:
"It is with great sadness that we announce the resignation of Kevin Leigh, Neil Waddleton and Lloyd Green from their respective positions at Westland Sports FC. Kevin and Neil decided to leave the club following the Yeovil Town Community Trust decision to withdraw our use of the main pitch at Alvington and allow Yeovil Town FC to use it as its first team training ground.
"Westland Sports have been afforded the continuing use of the two remaining pitches at Alvington together with its training area and have entered teams in the Dorset Premier League, Dorset Senior League and Sunday Dorset U18 League for next season.
"Persons wishing to apply for the vacant First Team Manager's or Reserve Team Manager's positions should contact Brian Rousell, tel 01935 863516 or Alan Lamont, tel 01935 424863, email firstname.lastname@example.org"
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