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Nuneaton Town supporters vote to go back to Borough

Vanarama National League North club Nuneaton Town will revert back to their Nuneaton Borough name after supporters voted to make the change.

The club allowed supporters to vote on whether they should go back to Borough, their name before the club was liquidated in 2008.

Although their nickname remained as 'The Boro', they were officially known as Nuneaton Town.

And two weeks ago they put out a vote and the club's supporters have overwhelmingly voted in favour of the change.

The club confirmed that the formal process will begin, but the new name won't come into force until the start of the 2018/19 season.

A club statement said "We can confirm that the votes in the recent Name Change Poll have been counted and verified by a Supporters’ Co-Op Board Member and the Club Chairman.

"The result was a resounding ‘yes’ by a clear majority in favour of submitting a formal application to The Football Association to change the name of the club back to Nuneaton Borough Football Club in readiness for the 2018/19 season.

"The application and supporting documents will be submitted in full by the closing date of December 31st 2017 for The FA Panel to consider the name change.

"To support the application, this consultation process was a necessary requirement.

"Of the 476 votes cast via email, post and online survey, 464 voted to change the name back to Nuneaton Borough, whilst just 12 votes cast wanted the name to remain as Nuneaton Town.

"The start of the process was the consultation of the fan base with transparency and a desire to change the name of the club. The collection of the submissions needed to be verifiable.

"The formal process can now be submitted in accordance with FA Rules.
 
"Thank you to everyone who took the time to take part in this important survey. You have spoken and we have listened.

"We will provide further updates as the process continues"

Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)
Image: Nuneaton Town FC

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