Newark Flowserve Football Club have today announced that they are to drop ‘Flowserve’ from their name and become Newark Football Club from the 2020/21 season.
The club formed in 1901 as Worthington Simpsons, eventually changing their name to Newark Flowerve in 2001 have decided to drop the second part of their name to fall more within FA guidelines as the side look to progress upwards the football ladder.
Currently playing in the Midland Football League the official statement today read “For many years Newark Flowserve Football Club has been part of the Newark and Balderton sporting community. Participating within the Newark Football Alliance and Nottinghamshire Senior League, East Midlands Counties League and more recently representing the Newark, Balderton and surrounding districts in the Midland Football League and Buildbase FA Vase.”
“Before and throughout the course of the 2019/20 season, the football club has been in discussions with the FA, which centred around their standard rules and codes precluding football clubs from including the name of a sponsor in its title. Whilst these rules were not breached as Flowserve have no direct involvement of the football club and have not sponsored the football club, to remove future misunderstandings or uncertainty we have agreed to change our name.”
“Following ratification by the Nottinghamshire FA, the Midland Football League and the FA, from 15/05/2020 our name will be Newark Football Club.”
The club furthered “Our change of name will in no way water down Newark Football Club’s commitment to support and remain part of the communities of Newark, Balderton and surrounding districts; or the great honour we feel representing your communities across the district of Newark and Sherwood and across Nottinghamshire, the East and West Midlands and nationally. At a time when to many of being part of a community, and community spirit means more than before, Newark Football Club are looking forward to carrying this torch during the 2020/21 season, and many seasons to come.”
*Main image @MickBradley9012 Newark had a cracking run in last seasons FA Vase under the Flowserve banner.