Future looks bright for Darlaston Town FC as fight for survival taken to House of Commons by Valerie Vaz MP
THE resurrection of a long-standing football club looks one step closer as thousands of pounds has been raised in its fight for survival.
Darlaston Town FC – which is 139 years old – folded in July due to financial difficulties.
But new life looks set to be breathed into the club as a fund-raising drive by supporters has raised almost £5,000 – the target needed so that they can play again next season.
And the battle was taken to the House of Commons when Valerie Vaz, MP of Walsall South, joined club chairman Neil Chambers to meet with James MacDougal of the Football Association (FA).