King's Lynn Town withdraw all teams from Thurlow Nunn League for next season
King's Lynn Town have taken the decision to withdraw their sides from all competitions in the Thurlow Nunn League.
The decision has been made as part of a 'footballing restructure' at The Walks.
A statement on the club's website on Wednesday morning read: "As part of a restructure process within the football department, the decision has been taken to withdraw the club’s teams from both the Thurlow Nunn Football League (step 6) and the Thurlow Nunn Youth League competitions with immediate effect.
"The football club formally informed the Thurlow Nunn League of it’s decision to withdraw its teams from both of their competitions by e-mail late on Monday evening, with the club receiving formal acknowledgement by return e-mail from the league late Tuesday afternoon.
"This decision has not been taken lightly, with the lack of a venue to both play and train for matches being a major stumbling block.
"Another reason is the fact that most of the players for both teams either are or will be enrolled in the club’s highly-successful Academy partnership with KES which will see an Under-19’s team competing in the National League’s Under-19 Alliance competition.
"This means the club wouldn’t have the resources to compete in all competitions in a way which would effectively benefit all players.
"The Academy side will represent the club in next season’s FA Youth Cup competition.
"The club will, of course, do all they can within their powers to assist the small number of players who are left without a club following the decision made."
This isn't the first time that a King's Lynn Reserve team has joined and left the Eastern Counties League.
They first joined in 1959 and remained until 1971 before another spell between 1988 and 93.
The club returned yet again for the 1994-95 campaign, only to disband in 1996.
A further spell saw them rejoin in 2001 until the old club folded in 2009.
As King's Lynn Town Reserves, the club returned to the league in 2014, before coming under the banner of King's Lynn Town Under-21s last season.