A MAJOR sports company has petitioned the High Court to put Grays Athletic into administration over a £4,500 unpaid kit bill.
Chelmsford company Prokit Limited has petitioned the High Court of Justice to wind up a company called Grays Athletic Football Club (1982) Limited.
YT understands that this will be the third time this case has gone to court.
On the first occasion, it is believed that Prokit did not get the name of the correct company, however, this was corrected and on second time of asking, the matter was, reportedly, found in Prokits favour.
With the debt still outstanding, Prokit submitted this latest claim on November 4th. The matter is now set to be heard on December 16th.
However, Grays Athletic chief executive, Joel Nathan, has gone onto the Grays Athletic fans forum to put the club’s side of the story.
Mr Nathan said: “Unfortunately this is just someone being spiteful over a debt that was never ours in the first place (even though it’s already been paid)…But don’t worry our lawyers are dealing with this.”
YT has spoken to the managing director of Prokit, Mark Warwick who informed us that they had not been paid.
Mr Warwick said: “This is simply a business matter over an unpaid bill for kit which we are pursuing”
According to companies house, there are two active companies in respect of Grays Athletic. One is called Grays Athletic (1982) Limited and Grays Athletic (1890) Limited.