The following is a club statement following the media coverage over the last few days regarding Bo’ness United potentially leaving Junior football.
As a club we are always looking to improve both on and off the park. We feel that we should be aiming to get our club licensed therefore improving the facilities for our supporters and enhancing our standing as a club within Scottish football. We are constantly looking at ways to develop the football club and move forward. This involves considering the pyramid, licensing, and potentially moving leagues. We believe that there will be considerable change within Scottish football in the coming seasons and we want to be ready for any change and don’t want to be left behind.
At Bo’ness United we want to progress and it would be remiss of us not to look at ways to develop the football club and as such we are working towards being ready with our license application. In order to receive your license it is now a stipulation that you must commit to the pyramid.
We have looked at the potential benefits of joining the pyramid and believe that in order to compete in the future this is something we must look to do. The financial benefits of becoming licensed far outweigh the revenues that can be made if we stay within Junior Football as it is at the present time.
The club firmly believe that there should be no ceiling and that all teams should find the level that suits them in congruence with their own abilities, whether that be League Two, the Lowland League or wherever. Irrespective we believe a full pyramid should be in place.
Bo’ness United want to be part of the pyramid, Scottish football is evolving and we truly believe that there will be significant changes. We want to be at the forefront of change whether that be playing in the East of Scotland League, The Lowland league or with the Juniors if they become part of a revised pyramid that encompasses all clubs.
There are big decisions to be made for us as a club, and any decisions about moving will be voted on accordingly.We will assess as a club what opportunities are available which will benefit both the club and the community. We will update supporters when information is available.
If any supporters would like to discuss this I will be happy to make myself available.
Vice Chairman/Assistant Secretary