The Board of Warrenpoint Town FC at a meeting to review the recent visit of Portadown FC to Milltown have decided to restrict match days to home support only.
The Club had carried out a risk assessment , communicated to the visitors and put plans and procedures in place following all the protocols to allow supporters into the ground.
However in the interest of the safety of the players, supporters and our community we need to review this decision with immediate effect and restrict match days to home supporters only.
This decision has not been taken lightly but we believe this is the right and responsible thing to do to safeguard our community given the unpredictable behaviour of some supporters and how some choose to travel to games.
Although this will have a financial impact on the club at this time, the health of players and supporters and volunteers must come first.
The club would call on the Government to support Football Clubs with the immediate allocation of funds for the loss of gate receipts.
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