City could see end of Sunday League footie

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THE 2010/11 New City Heating Milton Keynes Sunday League season finishes next weekend with its annual Knock Out Cup final - and it could come to an end for good.

The league celebrated its 45th birthday this season but currently looks unlikely to see its 46th because of a sudden lack of volunteers to run it.

Following a difficult couple of years at the helm, chairman Ronald James has decided to step down. But the problem is, the majority of his committee have decided to do the same.

The league suffered from a reputation of poor discipline in past years, but this season has seen a vast improvement and one of the most competitive campaigns in recent memory.

But despite the league now looking to be in a very healthy position - including financially according to James - it won’t be able to exist unless several new volunteers come forward.

“They’re all leaving for valid reasons and not because of any problems with the league,” said James. “All have served the league tirelessly and it will be difficult to replace them.

“I did foresee this situation and have been trying to recruit volunteers for a while but none have come forward. This could be very serious and stop the league from operating.”

Stony Stratford and Steven Eagell Toyota do battle in the Cup final on Sunday May 22, and the league’s AGM follows in June. But unless seven new committee members come forward, it will be the last.

Contact league secretary Yvonne McCormack on MK 649028 to get involved.