GRAYS Athletic Football Club are pleased to announce that they have been informed by the Football Association that they and the Ryman League have approved the transfer of their FA and Ryman League membership from Grays Athletic (1982) Limited to GAFC 1890 Supporters Society Limited.
The Club has now become one of the first wholly supported-owned football clubs in the country and would like to convey a big thank you to all its supporters and sponsors who have become members and shareholders of the new Community Benefit Society.
A spokesperson said: “The interim Board would like to thank Andy Swallow for ensuring the survival of Grays Athletic since the club left The Rec in 2010 and for placing the club in a financial position that was acceptable for the FA to sanction the transfer to The Community Benefit Society.
“The club will be inviting all supporters to a celebration event in the New Year. The venue and date will be confirmed within the next few days.
“The next step for the shareholders is to take part in the election of a new board to take the club forward.
“Meanwhile, the club continues to invite new members to join us and details can be found in the GAFC Share Offer section of the website graysathletic.co.uk”.