Berwick Rangers to consolidate and build

Berwick Rangers have set out a list of ambitions which they hope will elevate the club to true community asset status, on and off the field.

Thursday, 11th June 2020, 1:05 pm
Lewis Barr is among the latest players to re-commit to Berwick Rangers for another season (archive image by Ian Runciman)

The club has published an online end-of-season update in which it summed up its objectives and expectations for the season ahead – whenever it gets under way.

The Wee Gers have targeted a top six finish in the Lowland League for the 2020-21 campaign and have their sights set on promotion back to the SPFL in 2021-22, given “the right budget, players and infrastructure in place”.

The Shielfield side also hopes to provide a 3G surface at its home ground and engage even more closely with its supporters and others in the communities it serves.

Financially, it hopes to keep cutting costs and expenses, and ensure it breaks even in 2020-21 while aiming afterwards to be profitable again.

According to the report, Berwick Rangers made an end-of-season loss of £16,000 – which was over £39,000 less than a projected loss which was forecast in January.

Fans heard the club had been assisted financially by an increase in sponsorship commitments, grant funding support from the Scottish Football Partnership and others, fundraising efforts from Donate A Ticket and Supporters Trust donations.

The club was committed to improving communication and being more transparent, as well as investigating new revenue streams, developing the playing squad, and a lot more.

Club chairman Brian Porteous said: “All of this is caveated by what will happen with football and when we start back.

“However, even with no football on the pitch, we will continue to rebuild off it.”