Welcome to our October Newsletter
Pars United are extremely pleased to announce that formal control of Dunfermline Athletic Football Club (DAFC) has now been acquired from BDO LLP, following completion of all of the relevant legal agreements.
The group has been supported through its campaign by Supporters Direct Scotland (SDS) and Paul Goodwin Head of SDS said, â€œWeâ€™re delighted to see that another famous Club has embraced a community ownership model, inspired by the dedication of all the Pars fans. We know that there are other clubs and fan groups looking very closely at greater community involvement as the ownership of clubs in Scotland evolves away from the conventional benefactor model.â€
The Club can now proceed towards coming out of administration, and papers will be provided to the Court of Session to conclude the statutory requirements.
In addition, at the same time, Pars United (EEP Limited) has acquired East End Park, from administrators KPMG. This is in line with the stated aim and strategy of Pars United to ensure that DAFC continues to play matches at our spiritual home.
Bob Garmory has been appointed Chairman, and will be joined by Ian Hunter, Jim Leishman, Kip McBay, Craig McWhirter and Margaret Ross. The interim board will assess the exact resource required within the Club in order to manage it day to day at its current level of professional football. In the remaining course of the season, it will also be able to assess fully the workings of the Club and any additional measures which are required to enhance and secure the future of DAFC.
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