The biggest news in Kilkenny soccer last week was the fact a new league committee was formed.
With a new league management committee cemented at the end of October, reviews of league practices are underway in consultation with local clubs.
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New chairperson Rob Higton spoke with Socreline at the weekend, and commented on the proposed new fee structure in the league which lead to much debate within the league.
“There is a huge amount of work here, but I think the most important thing we have to focus on is bridge-building with all the clubs in the league. I think what happened with the previous committee breaking down, it was all to do with affiliation fees for the coming season.”
“I just think the situation was badly handled by the old committee and I think a lot of clubs would agree with that. It is kind of what brought things to a halt.”
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“We are due to have a meeting to finalize the fees, I think what we are going to do is reverse the implementation of these fees, back to what the fees were in the past and then have a better plan for next season.”
“I think fees do need to go up, we are fully aware the county does not operate on fresh air. a lot of clubs are financially under pressure, and we need to look at that and see what clubs can afford.”
You can listen to the full interview with Rob on scoreline extra below: