From a report by @broradiomartin on Bro Radio – 24/10/12 (Please share and get this story out there – Barry Town Football Club need you!)
The future of Barry Town Football club is hanging in the balance this lunchtime as Club chairman Stuart Lovering has also become Club Secretary with the ability now to withdraw the club from the Welsh Football League, ultimately stopping them from existing. The Barry Town Supporters Committee has been running Barry Town football since May 2011 after Mr Lovering effectively washed his hands of it. After a few wobbles, the team and committee stabilized and got stronger and the start of the current season has been excellent for them. A crowd of 2,000 were at Jenner park for the Barry Town / Cardiff City friendly and with the assistance of the council the pitch is looking as good now as it has at any point since the 'professional' era of old. The football is the BTSC's commitment, and the BTSC has made a success of it. The players' loyalty has been incredible They currently lie 2nd in League. A tremendous story of, when given over to passionate supporters, how far a club can go.” I spoke earlier with the Secretary for the Welsh Football League. The club state that it's about the 8th time in 9 years they have had to deal with something like this, yet this time, there can be no 'it's losing money' statement from the chairman. We tried to contact Mr Lovering but he is currently unavailable for comment.