Governors Want Football Club To Drop ‘School’ Name

football childrenThe school governors want the Five Islands School Football Club to drop ‘school’ from their name.

Radio Scilly understands it’s because of the threat of legal action over the disputed ownership of the Olympic torch, used by former club committee member Duncan Graham on one of the Cornwall legs of the Olympic torch relay last year.

Duncan believes that the torch was given to him as a gift by the club although the football club claim it is their property.

Chairman of governors Ben Julian says with potential for action they don’t want the school to be associated with the club with a similar name.

Ben says there’s an unusual situation whereby the club uses a school logo but has nothing to do with the school financially or in organisational terms. The school has never had any input, control or influence over the club and Ben says that has led to confusion over the last 18 months.

The club was formed when the school was in special measures. Former head teacher Paul Mulligan felt an association with the club would demonstrates that there were extracurricular activities and clubs for the children.

Acting head teacher Liz Duffy Griffiths told governors that the club should stand alone. They will write to the club and the FA.

Helen Glenn from the football club says that they’d have to hold an extraordinary or annual general meeting to change the club name and that probably won’t be until September.

She says that they’d prefer to talk with the new head teacher when she arrives before making any lasting change.

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