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Posted Today, 02:46 PM
It is with regret that Oldham Boro FC announces that we must leave the borough temporarily to play our home games next season at Atherton Collieries FC ground, Alder Street, Atherton.
This decision has been made following an FA directive that football clubs sharing a ground with a club of another sport must have priority in respect of fixtures. Unfortunately, as tenants of Oldham Rugby League Club at Whitebank Stadium, it would not be possible for Oldham Boro to comply with this directive .
We are extremely grateful to Atherton Collieries FC for their help and assistance in allowing us to play our home fixtures at their ground
This was posted on the Oldham Forum about Oldham Boro Leaving the rugby ground. If this applies at NON league level does it apply at all levels and how many clubs who share with football teams realise the implications?. I cannot see St Helens moving thier game to suit St Helens town somehow