Following last night’s EGM, the new Board of Directors of Berwick Rangers FC PLC – comprising Chairman Brian Porteous, Vice-Chairman Craig Forsyth, Dave Buglass and Douglas Younger – have released the following statement:

First of all, we’d like to thank all of the shareholders who attended last night’s EGM for approving our election as Directors. We are delighted that we can now progress with a short-term recovery plan until the end of this season and establish a longer-term business plan for the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons.

After an initial review, we’re aware of a number of challenges we’re facing in order to get the club onto a more stable financial footing. We have no interest in pointing fingers or looking backwards, although we feel as though we need to provide transparency to shareholders, supporters, people of the town and the wider local business community. Every recovery needs a baseline and we want to share that with you.

We will need everyone’s support in our recovery and we recognise that we MUST give something back to the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed and the surrounding area. We must become a TRUE community club.

As we work to stabilise the club, we will provide regular, transparent and honest communications. We will hide nothing; we will share all that we can and in return we hope we can rely on your support as we regain your confidence.

We will re-evaluate what the club means to the town and put plans in place to work out how we can re-establish it as a centre for aspiring boys and girls who want to play football. While every young footballer dreams of making it to the top, there is no reason why Berwick Rangers FC can’t be the first step on that ladder.

In the interests of openness, we would like to share our strategic priorities with you – the fans – in an open meeting at 7pm on Tuesday, January 28 in the JB Lounge at Shielfield Park. Our strategic priorities will take a lot of work to achieve, but we hope you will be enthused by our plans for the future of the Football Club and join us on that journey.

We can be no clearer in saying that your club needs each and every one of you to help. In return, you can be assured as a Board of Directors, we will do our utmost to modernise this famous club and ensure we give it the future its history deserves.

We want this to feel like a very different approach than in previous years and we understand that, like any business, we need to make change happen. Put simply:

New Decade | New Goals | New Berwick Rangers