Pars United Launch Buy-Out Bid for Dunfermline

May 23, 2013

Dunfermline Athletic could be run by the fans after the Pars United community group launched their bid to buy the club.

The campaign aims to put the club under fan ownership and raise a minimum of £500,000 before the end of July.

The Pars will begin life next year in Scottish Division Two, after a 15 point penalty for entering administration tipped them towards the relegation places of Division One.

Pars United brought together board members, players, staff, supporters, sponsors and debtors to stop the club going into liquidation after a winding-up order was issued.

Bob Garmory, who is leading the initiative, said: “Our club has been through a traumatic period in recent months and throughout that time many fans realised that there was a distinct possibility of there not being a Dunfermline Athletic as we know it.

“We now have a very real chance to take the club into community ownership.

“The club is of course still in a period of administration but we want to be ready and in pole position to buy the club from the club’s administrators.

“We need to act now to be in a position to make an offer to buy the club as soon as the opportunity arises.”

Manager Jim Jeffries added: “The fans’ backing for the club and the team in recent months has been nothing short of outstanding.

“Without them the club would not have survived and that is why I’m right behind their efforts to raise the money needed to buy the club and place it in the hands of the fans themselves.”