WORTHING Football Club have had to cut their playing budget completely, just six weeks after it was revealed that the budget had been almost halved.
Rebels manager Adam Hinshelwood delivered the news to his players that they will not be paid for the rest of the season at training on Tuesday evening.
He is hopeful that the majority of the squad will stay together, with the club just outside the play-off places in the Ryman League South Division, but admitted that the players may feel “enough is enough”.
At a meeting in November, Worthing revealed they have to find £6,000 just to open their doors every month, before any football-related costs.
The club have now had to stop all payment to players and management staff and Hinshelwood said: “I’ve been told there’s no money for the rest of the season, so I’m going to just wait and see what the players decide to do.
“I don’t want to leave, especially now, as I haven’t had a full season in charge yet. I came in from Selsey halfway through last season, so am keen to see it out.
“I also don’t want to waste the great position that we are in. Ideally, with the position we are in, I’d be going to the board at this stage of the season asking for a bit more money to have a real go for the rest of the season.
“Obviously, that’s not going to be the case now and I’m just gutted for the players as they weren’t getting a lot of money, anyway.”
For full story, see the January 8 edition of the Worthing Herald.