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Heavies to carry on with two teams

Special meeting at Wingfield has increased hope for Wingfield Park future

Following last saturdays failure to raise a second team at Chagford, Heavitree United called an emergency meeting on monday to review their situation, and the great news is they have decided to carry on with two teams. Heavies chairman Barry King reported that over the weekend former players have been contacting him and he has been encouraged by the response.

Heavitree United are one of our oldest clubs and the loss of just one of their two teams would be a massive blow. If the club had decided to withdraw its Reserve team that would have decimated the first division which has already been reduced from 14 to 11 teams.

Over the years Heavitree have been a formidable presence winning both County and other Senior cups, and playing in front of crowds of up to 5000 at either St James Park or Home Park especially in a city rivalry with Friernhay who sadly folded a few decades ago. The Wingfield Park club have links going back well over 100 years, and were possibly in existence before the League itself began, and there are few clubs with their illustrious record.

Current secretary Gary King says it is has been really hard work getting teams together at the moment, and he is not alone in this viewpoint. Heavitree have been limited in their ambitions with their unusual but characteristic ground, but situated in such a densely populated area it seems strange they have come so close to the brink.

However an optimistic Barry says that the club are determined to see this through and would welcome fresh faces to a club which has wonderful facilities. Anyone who feels they would like to join the Heavies please contact Barry on 07584 497270 or Garry on 07720 600546.

Tuesday 15th January 2019