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Hendon are going to be playing their home games at Wembley FC this season

Thursday 7th August 2008: Hendon Football Club Supporters Trust to take control of Hendon Football Club; Hendon Football Club planning to Groundshare with Wembley Football Club

On Wednesday 6 August, the Board of the Hendon Football Club Supporters Trust (the Trust) held a special general meeting (SGM) at Hendon Football Club's (the Club's) Claremont Road ground. Trust members were asked to approve a proposal that the Trust should reach an agreement in principle with the Club's current owners, the Arbiter Group, to take ownership of the Club (i.e. the football club, as opposed to Hendon Football Club Limited) by 31st October 2008. All Trust members in attendance voted to approve the proposal and a letter setting out the agreement in principle has now been signed by both parties.

There are many details to be agreed but the two parties will now work together to execute a formal Agreement and to obtain the approval of the relevant authorities. In the meantime, the two parties will work together to ensure stability in the run-up to the coming season.

In addition, Trust members were advised that steps have now been taken to secure the permission of the relevant football authorities for the Club to enter into a groundsharing agreement with Wembley Football Club. All parties are working towards securing agreement for the Club to play its home games at Wembley Football Club's Vale Farm ground. This agreement will be effected as soon as possible.

Simon Lawrence, Chairman of the Trust, said:

"The first key step towards Trust ownership was taken back in March 2006 when the Trust was formed. The agreement in principle to take ownership of the Club represents the second key step in the process and moves us closer to our goal of ensuring the long-term survival of the Club.

"While it is desperately disappointing to have to leave Claremont Road, we have been aware for some years that our time there will come to a close at some point and we have been in discussions with Wembley Football Club for quite a while.

"We are nervous about the challenges ahead but excited at the prospect of securing our great club'a long-term future"

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I used to hate going to their old ground, and though it's always sad when a club leaves their spiritual home, I can't say I'm too disappointed...

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Claremont Road is hardly a pleasant place to visit at the best of times.

At least Wembley FC is a new ground to visit.



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There's a result.

I'm sure Hendon are saying different though.

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always good to sing 'were on our way to Wembley'

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I've been to Wembley before when we played them in the FA Trophy, can't remember too much about it though.

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Playing at Wembley? Surely that's a bonus tongue

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No iconic arch over this one though Charlie!

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Originally Posted By: The Great Eckscape
No iconic arch over this one though Charlie!

I bet it didn't take 4 years to build either!

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No iconic arch over this one though Charlie!

I bet it didn't take 4 years to build either!


I hear it still has 90,000 seats

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http://www.canveyfc..../reports/16.htm

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That was the one. Not the trophy after all, but the cup.

Who would have thought that we would go back there 9 years later with Chris Moore and Craig Davidson still in the squad!?

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Just a minor correction to what has been assumed. We haven't left Claremont Road yet - but are likely to do so, hopefully in the next few weeks.

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Thanks for the correction Steve. As I said in a previous post, I'm not exactly the biggest fan of your ground, but hope that a way can be found where you can stay there (should the club want to of course.)

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Given it some thought, i'd rather go Claremont road next season than Wembley. Hopefully you will be there when we visit.

Wembley didnt look great to be honest and atleast with Claremont road you will be having the regulars still going.

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For us, it won't make much difference whether we play at Wembley or Canvey from a crowd point of view. Most of our supporters don't live particularly close to the ground. Indeed of the 13 supporters trust board members, I think only 1 lives remotely near the Hendon/Cricklewood area.

There are no plans to stay at Claremont Road - its just not financially viable if we, as a supporters trust, want the club to survive.

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In which case, I hope that the move is a successful one.

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Heard Hendon have until the end of September to move out of Claremont Road.

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Yellow - there's a lot of rumour going around. There is no deadline for leaving Claremont Road.




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