The Football Conference have released the following statement to member clubs, as stated the loss of sponsorship money at this stage of the season will have a significant impact on all club budgets particularly those in The Conference Premier.
All at Blyth Spartans owe a special depth of gratitude to Setanta and the Setanta personnel, who became our friends, working so closely with us last season, giving us and “supporters” around the world an experience to remember.
The Board and staff of the Football Conference are deeply saddened by the news that Setanta have gone into administration. Although the financial implications of this action will have an enormous impact on the competition, our clubs, partners and supporters, we must not forget the contribution made by them to us over the last 2 years. Setanta pioneered many new initiatives during their association, some of which are now copied by other broadcasters.
The Conference Board did everything in its power to support Setanta in its time of financial crisis and we wish the very best to all those we have met along the way, who have become friends. We sincerely hope those dedicated staff, who have become part of the Football Conference family over the last 2 seasons, will continue to operate and work at the highest level in sports broadcasting and that their future remains positive.
To all our member clubs may we thank you for supporting Setanta and be assured that your Board together with all staff will be working hard to find another broadcast partner to further build on the ground work laid down by them in supporting our competition, which is at the very heart of English football.