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Football Club's appeal for help.

Football Club's appeal for help. - Credit: Archant

PORTISHEAD Town Football Club is appealing to the community to throw it a financial lifeline.

With numerous fixtures cancelled due to bad weather in December and at the beginning of January, the Bristol Road club found itself struggling financially, but now with the onset of snow, club officials say they could be in for a rocky year.

Committee member James Hailwood said: “This is a community club that relies heavily on the community for support.

“With the recently abandoned matches, footfall through the club has been greatly reduced, which has had a huge impact on club finances.

“We are appealing to the community to support us in our hour of need and help us boost funds and turn things around.”

Club bosses say members of the community can help in a number of different ways but most importantly they need people through the door.

James added: “It is a members club but visitors and guests are very welcome.

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“We have live sport on the big screens week nights and at weekends, the bar and clubhouse is a great place to meet up for drinks with friends and it is an ideal venue to hold a party or charity event.

“We welcome any kind of business we can get.”

Sponsorship of teams, advertising on the pitch and in match programmes are other ways people can support the club.

First team manager Dave Pettitt said: “This is a disastrous start to 2013. The club celebrated 100 years in 2012 and if it’s going to make another 100 years, everyone with the slightest interest in the club or the sport needs to get behind building its future.”

Anyone offering support to the club can call James on 07799 821652 or email the chairman Adrian Green at