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Bury AFC take next step in forming a new club

Bury AFC have taken the next step along the road to ensuring there is a football club in the town next season by electing the Shakers Community Board this week. 

Bury AFC have applied for entry into the North West Counties League, which is the tenth tier of the English football league system, after the original Bury FC were expelled from the EFL last year.

The club are to be 100 percent fan-owned, run by the Shakers Community Trust, a community benefit society set up with the assistance of the FSA. Electing the board to oversee the process of setting up the club is an important milestone for those involved.

The elections were conducted with the help of Neil le Milliere of the Exeter City Supporters Trust, and in total 12 people stood for the nine vacancies on the trust’s board.

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Funding partners

  • The Football Association
  • Premier Leage Fans Fund


  • Gamble Aware
  • Co-operatives UK
  • FSE
  • Kick It Out
  • Level Playing Field
  • Living Wage Foundation
  • SD Europe