Rye House promoter Len Silver explains why the club won’t be entering a National League team this season

Len Silver

Len Silver

Rye House promoter Len Silver has confirmed the club will not be re-entering the National League next year.

Rye House promoter Len Silver has confirmed the club will not be re-entering the National League next year.

Silver had spoken of the possibility of resurrecting the Raiders, but a lack of sponsorship and a stable number of eight clubs in the league resulted in the decision – although the Hoddesdon venue will continue to stage the prestigious National League Riders’ Championship.

Silver said: “The reason I had decided to try to re-introduce a Rye House team into the National League, which I did in November, was motivated by my personal wish to ensure that the National League had enough teams in it for it to be a worthwhile league to be a part of.

“When, at the December meeting of National League promoters, Plymouth made an entry, the need for a Rye House team receded, and with no sponsor coming forward the decision not to go ahead was easy to make.”

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