Non-league football: Waiting game for Farsley AFC on name change

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FARSLEY AFC will find out their fate on Monday after applying to the FA to change the club’s name back to Farsley Celtic.

Club officials applied to the Football Association to revert the club’s name in January, with the issue addressed by a membership sub-committee.

It was refered to the full membership committee, who authorised the decision to the FA Council.

Farsley Celtic AFC were originally formed in 1908 and were in existence until March 2010, with the new Farsley AFC club subsequently born.

It’s been a busy time at Farsley, who recently confirmed secretary Josh Greaves as chief executive.

On the challenge ahead, Greaves, 26, said: “It’s a step forward for me and my main challenge is where we can develop and move forward and we have a lot of work to do.

“We have a bright future and there is a lot more that the club can do to excel within the local community and football in the area.

“The club has a massive potential in all aspects, we now just need to harness them and ensure that we can drive the club forward.”

Farsley AFC chairman John Palmer added: “This is reward for the work that has been put in over the last 10 years.

“Joshua will now look into all aspects of the club and work closely with the board to develop and strategically plan the future of Farsley AFC.”

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