Double strike puts Kettering Town’s future back into jeopardy

Jul 6th, 2012

Just when it finally appeared that the future of Kettering Town Football Club was back on a level footing it seems ‘someone out there’ is determined to make sure they fall. Today’s news of a 5 year ban “from all footballing activity” for Poppies chairman George Rolls is a heavy blow in itself, but the news that another petition for a winding up order is being heard by the High Court could signal the end if it’s accepted.

The winding up petition will be heard on Monday 9th July and could result in the selling off of any assets and the closing down of the club if successful.

George Rolls stated he was “flabbergasted” after hearing of the FA’s decision that he was guilty of 3,076 charges brought against him and his five year suspension “from all football activity” starts immediately. All the charges related to his time at Cambridge United and Weymouth, but obviously the ban affects the Poppies who Rolls became involved with at the start of the year.

A statement on the club’s website says “WINDING-UP ORDER: The Club would like to assure fans than the news of the winding up order is pre CVA action.”