Tuesday, 12 February 2013

LSBU Spartans Statement

"We, the London South Bank University Spartans coaching staff, regretfully announce that we are forfeiting the remainder of the 2012/13 BUAFL season. The decision was not made lightly, but it became clear that despite our best efforts, we were faced with issues that proved to be insurmountable. All involved with the program, both coaches and players tried to do our best, and we felt that, despite our record, we played hard with the spirit of fair play that should characterise all football games. Unfortunately, our attempts amounted to little more than papering over deep cracks, to the point where we as coaches, we would no longer in good conscience send our players onto the field for fear of their health and safety.

However, we have already begun our preparations for the 2013/14 season, rebuilding the Spartans program in its entirety. We are committed to building a team that will be known as much for their tough, physical play on the field as being community minded off the field. With the support of the LSBU Students' Union Sports Office, a small but dedicated core of committed players, and a coaching staff devoted to turning the Spartans into a sustainable, driven, hardworking team that the University and the wider south London community can be proud of, we look forward creating a team that will be a dominant force in this league for years to come."

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