Petition launched asking club to reconsider and consult with supporters
19 January ~ Whitehawk supporters have a launched a petition asking for their owners to reconsider changing the club’s name to Brighton City. Whitehawk yesterday confirmed that they have entered discussions with the FA about the name change, which has happened without any consultation with fans.
The petition against the move argues: “Not only is the current name unique, but the team's amazing FA Cup run this year offered a great amount of exposure for Whitehawk. The club is not as obscure as it's being assumed and it's not difficult for people to find out the information they need online. Even if a person was to know the club was in Brighton, they'd still have to find out where the ground is, which would involve sifting through a load of Albion information. Not only is the Whitehawk name unique, but it has 70 years of history and links to the surrounding community.”
Photo: Whitehawk fans celebrate against Eastbourne in 2014, by Simon Gill for WSC Photography