Together, we stand united. Help us save Torquay United.

Last Thursday (22nd February) the news broke that Torquay Utd are set to go into administration.

As fans of Weymouth you will likely recall that one day prior was the fifteenth anniversary of the infamous Rushden & Diamonds game and the huge operation that had to be undertaken to save our club. Even in August 2022, we faced the very real threat of going out of business.

Today we all feel privileged to be sat in a more stable position, though we are still recovering block by block.

The Board of Directors met on Thursday night for our monthly Board meeting and inevitably Torquay’s position came up. As such, we have decided along with the support of our own Supporters Association that we want to show our solidarity and stand with Torquay United and their fans.

I have spoken with Torquay United Supporters Trust, and I have let them know that for every adult away ticket sold for next Saturday’s fixture, we will donate £5 to them and their club in aid of their fight.

We have set an allocation of 1,800 tickets aside for them, for this segregated fixture, and hope they are able to sell as many as possible.
Please note, if anyone has already bought a ticket for the game it will be considered part of this scheme.

I know I speak for all when I say, that Non-League Football is a special place and clubs need to stick together; we

must have rivalry but if clubs don’t survive, we have nothing.

Fans of non-league clubs are more like family and it’s more than just the results it’s the sense of belonging and togetherness.

To our Fans, I know you will see this as a positive move, close to our own hearts, we face our own difficulties daily, but we must stand up and show our support for another club in their hour of need, as many did to us in ours.

Let us fill the Bob Lucas next Saturday and show that non-league is alive and kicking, that the fans of these clubs are here to stay and be heard and apart from those 90 minutes we are united in our passion for our respective clubs and their futures.

Paul Maitland

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