Potts' City funding for Felixstowe
FELIXSTOWE and Walton United football manager Steve Potts is expecting a high return on his recent dealings in the City.Potts has gone outside Felixstowe to gain the funds he hopes will bring success to Dellwood Avenue.
FELIXSTOWE and Walton United football manager Steve Potts is expecting a high return on his recent dealings in the City.
Potts has gone outside Felixstowe to gain the funds he hopes will bring success to Dellwood Avenue.
“I have approached my friends in the City and they have provided funds, which you can call sponsorship, that will put us in comfortable financial position for the immediate future,” said Potts.
“There is no doubt that the Ridgeons League is a money-led league, and although we will not have the biggest budget in 2008/09 we will be up there in the upper echelons.
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“I have been in for players since I clinched the funds.
“But some silly money is being talked about, and I am prepared to wait until contracts run out in the summer and then make some free transfers.
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“My City contacts have supplied significant investment, and it means we'll not miss out on players we want. It'll be a huge help next season.”
After a successful time winning many trophies with Grundisburgh in Metaltec SIL, Potts has moved seamlessly up to Ridgeons League level.
He has brought the good times back to Felixstowe and won them promotion out of the First Division in his first season.
Last season, after briefly heading the table, Felixstowe finished 13th in the Premier Division and this campaign they have risen as high as sixth.
Potts' assistant Steve Buckle moved to Ipswich Wanderers as manager in the autumn, and former Felixstowe vice chairman Chris Hunting has moved his company sponsorship to the Humber Doucy Lane-based club.
“This left us with a financial hole to fill, which we have managed to do,” added Potts.
“Steve thought it was time to move on and good luck to him. I wish him every success.”
Next Tuesday is a big date in the Felixstowe calendar when they entertain Dereham Town in the quarter-finals of the Ridgeons League Cup.
Most of the top clubs are already out of the competition with only Dereham, Haverhill and Needham Market left who are above them in the table.