Speedway promoter wins lease for The Walks in King's Lynn to resurrect football club
KING S Lynn Stars speedway promoter Buster Chapman has won his bid for the lease for The Walks stadium, securing the chance to resurrect the town s football club. West Norfolk Council today ended weeks of speculation by announcing that Mr Chapman s Lynn F
KING'S Lynn Stars speedway promoter Buster Chapman has won his bid for the lease for The Walks stadium, securing the chance to resurrect the town's football club.
West Norfolk Council today ended weeks of speculation by announcing that Mr Chapman's Lynn FC was the new lessee.
Making today's announcement Councillor Elizabeth Nockolds, Cabinet member for sports, arts and open spaces, said: "It's been a difficult decision as we had strong proposals from both the Blue and Gold Supporters' Club and Keith Chapman's Lynn FC.
"We selected Lynn FC because we believe their submission encompassed all the elements we were looking for.
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"We were particularly impressed with their strong business focus and their knowledge and experience of running a successful stadium-based sports business.
"We were also impressed with their commitment to grass roots football and their wish to develop and strengthen the Football in the Community Scheme.
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"They have put together a strong line-up of individuals to take the club forward, which gives us confidence for the future of football at the stadium."
Lynn FC will now need to formally apply for registration with the Football Association. They will also need to make an application to the Ridgeon's Football League and begin the task of recruiting players.
Once they have been accepted by the Football Association and the league, the council will finalise the terms of the lease with the new club.
Cllr Nockolds said: "We wish Lynn FC every success in the future. This is great news for the fans and supporters of the club and we look forward to seeing the return of football to The Walks next season.