League of Ireland Premier Division side Bohemians have launched a ‘player fund’ appeal to all fans and members.
The club are hoping to push on with transfers and contracts for their players and state that ‘the decision to reduce the Premier Division from 12 teams to 10 next season presents everyone in the division with a fresh challenge.’
Any members or fans who wish to contribute to the playing budget can do so via PayPal on this link – here
Or you can contribute in any of the below methods.
• In person at Dalymount Park during normal office hours.
• In person at our game v Sligo Rovers on June 23.
• Bank transfer or lodgement (BIC: AIBKIE2D. IBAN: IE02AIBK93220503439012. Please include name and reference.)
Here is the statement that is placed on the official Bohemians website:
Dear members and fellow supporters,
As a club, we have overcome great hurdles over the past decade. As we all know, the effect of the property crash and economic downturn came close to putting us out of business.
After a number of tough seasons where members and supporters dug deep on numerous occasions to keep the show on the road, we collectively saved our club, reduced our multi-million euro debt to a manageable amount and have secured Dalymount Park as our home for future generations.
Thanks to the endeavours of our members and a small but dedicated body of volunteers, we have every reason to be optimistic about our long-term future.
However, the decision to reduce the Premier Division from 12 teams to 10 next season presents everyone in the division with a fresh challenge.
Despite the constraints of prudence, Keith Long and his team have continued to punch above their weight over the past two-and-a-half seasons.
To give Keith the best possible chance at continuing that, we, as a group of members and supporters, are establishing a fans’ fund to supplement the playing budget.
With the transfer window opening on July 1, we ask those who feel they are in a position to donate to give what they can and as soon as possible to maximise the fund’s potential.