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Goole FOLLOW US ONLINE TWITTER.COM/SPORTYORKSHIRE 1 Goole ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CLUB G oole AFC have exciting plans in place to be an Evo Stick Premier League side in the future. Sport Yorkshire Magazine recently caught up with Club Chairman Alan Wilson to find out more about how they have been getting along lately. He told us, “I have been a sponsor/season ticket holder/ supporter at Goole for several seasons, most of which have not been good. As a football club it was always hampered by the fact that it had very restricted access to its’ home, the Victoria Pleasure Ground (VPG) through its’ rental lease. Such things as home pre-season games, were things that couldn’t happen, and thus the opportunity to raise funds prior to the start of the season were severely hampered.” “The football club has rented the VPG from Goole Town Council (GTC), who in turn rented it from East Riding Council. 32 Issue 01 Previous Chairmen have tried without success to negotiate the release of the VPG to the football club. It was always felt that the club would never be able to grow without access to its’ own ground. “In June of this year GTC in conjunction with East Riding Council granted the football club a one year trial management period. So from 01/07/18 to 30/06/19 we had complete charge for the first time in the club’s history. The carrot at the end of this ‘trial period’ was a 30 year lease, which would allow the