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Entire board of Plymouth Albion resigns

The entire board of Plymouth Albion have resigned, with Graham Stirling stepping down as chairman with immediate effect, although he will remain on the board for now.

This announcement comes after several weeks of uncertainty over the club's financial future, with the threat of going into administration offset at the last minute as they managed to raise £250,000.

A spokesman for the club said the entire board offered their resignations at a meeting on Thursday evening, which were accepted.

The club avoided administration thanks to pledges of more than £250,000.

Plymouth Albion have announced a new board and chairman

New chairman and board at Plymouth Albion

Plymouth Albion have announced a new board and chairman, Peter Vosper. All members of the previous board resigned yesterday, with the exception of former chairman, Graham Stirling. He will remain on the board.

Other new board members are Roger Harris and Graham Dawe.

"We now need to look to the future. Firstly, in the short term, we need to do all we can to keep the club in the Championship and at the same time prepare detailed plans for all eventualities in the long term. Support has been fantastic in all areas but there is still much to be done. We will keep you informed of our progress."

– Peter Vosper, Chairman of Plymouth Albion RFC

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Plymouth Albion avoid administration after fundraising over £250,000

United at last! Credit: ITV News

Plymouth Albion will not be entering administration after a hugely successful fundraising appeal.

Friends of Plymouth Albion pledged over £250,000 and combined with existing funds, the rugby club are able to meet immediate requirements.

Further funds are still needed but the club say this is a major step forward.

Deadline day for Plymouth Albion facing administration

Fans could see their side being deducted 20 points Credit: David Cheskin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Plymouth Albion is holding a press conference this lunchtime about the possibility of the club going into administration.

Today is the deadline for the 140-year-old rugby club - it has until midnight to come up with a rescue package.

Administration would mean a 20-point deduction, effectively relegating them from the Championship.

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Ten more days to save Plymouth Albion after second notice of administration

The club say they have been overwhelmed by support from fans. Credit: ITV News

Doubt over the future of struggling rugby club Plymouth Albion continues.

The club revealed today that they have issued a second notice of intention to appoint an administrator.

Wednesday was deadline day for the club to either find financial backers or call in the administrators - they now have another ten days while they negotiate a deal to save the club.

Albion won their first championship match in ten months last weekend.

If the club does go into administration they will also get a points penalty which will almost certainly see them demoted to a lower league.

Plymouth Albion to make further statement on Friday

Plymouth Albion's Brickfields home. Credit: ITV News West Country

It's been confirmed Plymouth Albion Rugby Club will not go into administration.

Albion - who won their first championship match in ten months at the weekend - will make a further statement on Friday. No-one at the club has been available to comment today.

Deadline day for struggling Plymouth Albion

Supporters and players have come together to try to save Plymouth Albion Credit: ITV News

Today is deadline day for Plymouth Albion Rugby Club to find financial backers or call in the administrators.

The club - who won their first championship match in ten months at the weekend - filed a notice to appoint administrators on New Year's Eve.

A crowd funding scheme was set up to try to find the cash to keep it going.

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