Youth statement on future of Ports team

Jeff Kerr.
Jeff Kerr.

Portadown Youth chairman Jeff Kerr has released a statement to clarify the club’s under 13s’ Lisburn League status.

“Despite hearsay, the Committee would like to state that there will be an U13s Lisburn League team continuing to play this season,” confirmed the statement posted on the club’s Facebook page. “Gary Henderson will take the team with assistance from another.

“There are a few boys who have left to go to Annagh Youth, who will only be playing non-competitive football for the rest of the season as, by Lisburn League rules, only two players can transfer from one club to another.

“Training for the squad will be back as usual on Monday night (7-8 o’clock).

“The Committee would like to meet with all parents during this time to reassure you that the team will be in a strong position to continue the season.”