Tuesday, 2 August 2016

BELGIUM: K Schilde SK (1982-2016) / SK 's Gravenwezel-Schilde (2014-)

Rozenhoek, Schilde (SK 's Gravenwezel-Schilde, formerly K Schilde SK)

Belgium, province: Antwerp

31 VII 2016 / SK 's Gravenwezel-Schilde - Rapid Leest FC 2-0 / Antwerp, Provincial Cup - group stage, group 2

Note: the boards of K Schilde SK and KSK 's Gravenwezel made known their intention to merge in 2014, but part of the members of Schilde refused to accept their board's proposal. They managed to salvage Schilde's matricule, thereby avoiding a merger in the true sense of the word. Subsequently, 's Gravenwezel and Schilde's board members chose a different approach: by changing KSK 's Gravenwezel's name to SK 's Gravenwezel-Schilde, they received permission from the town council to play their first team matches in Schilde. Schilde SK were left with a matricule, but most of Schilde's players preferred joining their new groundsharers instead. Between 2014 and 2016, only lower teams of K Schilde SK took part in competitions. In 2016, KSK Schilde went into administration once and for all. That same summer, a new club was formed by those opposed to the merger, Alberta FC Schilde. These, however, are not allowed the same uneasy groundshare as their predecessors and took up playing at a ground at Raymond Delbekelaan.

Note 2: until changing its name to SK 's Gravenwezel-Schilde, KSK 's Gravenwezel played its first team games at the Frans Van Bauwel stadium in 's Gravenwezel. From 2015 onwards, this ground has hosted the home matches of rugby club RC Diabolos.

All photos: (c) W.B. Tukker / www.extremefootballtourism.blogspot.com. Publication of any of these images only after permission of author

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