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Clyde FC's decision date is decided

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 18:41 GMT on Friday 29th March, 2013.

CUMBERNAULD’S Clyde FC have confirmed that the team’s owners will be meeting late, next month, to consider the future home of the Bully Wee.

In a follow-up statement, after the club’s March Board meeting, a club spokesperson said: “The focus for the March meeting of the Clyde FC Board centred around the communication process required in the lead up to the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM).”

The meeting also heard about the arrangements for the EGM, which is being held at Broadwood on Saturday 20th April at 12.30pm.

The spokesperson confirmed that those in attendance at the April meeting will vote on the future home and name of the club. 

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The spokesperson said: “Owners will vote on proposals for the club to begin the negotiation process to relocate from Cumbernauld to East Kilbride, and for the proposed name change for the club if the move goes ahead.”

“The EGM will go ahead prior to the club's match against Montrose and all owners will by now have received their packs for the meeting, including a proxy form. It is vital that as many Owners as possible attend the meeting, but those unable to attend have the opportunity to submit their proxy form by post or nominate a proxy to attend the meeting and vote on their behalf.”

The comments made the club follow the announcement on Saturday, 9th March, 2013 that the club was in discussions to move away from Cumbernauld – discussions described as “too early to go into detail about”, by the club’s Chairman, John Alexander, at the time. 

Now, though, the club’s vision is set and, if passed, the club would leave Cumbernauld for East Kilbride, becoming EK Clyde as part of the transition. 

“The Owners have a pivotal role to play in the future direction of the Club and the Board believe it is imperative that everyone who casts their vote on 20th April does so feeling fully informed of the implications,” the club’s spokesperson added.

The vote will conclude a six week period of consultation by the club and, if agreed, would not mean that Clyde would up sticks from Cumbernauld immediately, Mr Alexander stressed, earlier this month. 

“We are proposing the relocation to East Kilbride and the amendment to the name of the club. It would be a few years down the line, maybe two or three,” the club’s Chairman said, earlier this month. 

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