The delayed 2020-21 Championship season has been put in danger with second-tier golf equipment sad concerning the authorities’s supply of loans not grants of their Sport Winter Survival bundle.
However Ampthill have publicly voiced the considerations of quite a lot of golf equipment in an announcement on their membership web site.
They are saying they’ll “probably not give you the chance” to take their place for 2020-21.
The plan was to separate the 12 Championship golf equipment into two teams of six, taking part in one another residence and away twice forward of a play-off remaining.
However Ampthill – who had been positioned in a bunch along with relegated 2018-19 Premiership champions Saracens – say the required Covid testing procedures alone would price them £120,000.
They’re reliant on gate income and say they may solely significantly ponder taking part in the four-month season if that they had been awarded a authorities grant, not a mortgage.
They’ve made a plea for ‘crowd funding’ and stories elsewhere over the weekend counsel that lots of the different Championship golf equipment really feel the identical approach.
If the Championship season was cancelled, it might affect badly on Saracens, who had been hoping for a fast return to the highest flight.
Earlier than the primary lockdown in March 2020, already cash-strapped Championship golf equipment had been instructed that their £534,000 central funding from the Rugby Soccer Union was to be cut to £288,000 per membership by the beginning of the 2022-23 season.