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 took a different road: by changing KSK 's Gravenwezel's name into SK 's Gravenwezel-Schilde, they received permission from the town council to play their first team matches in Schilde. KSK Schilde were left with a matricule, but hardly any players. Between 2014 and 2016, only lower teams took part in competitions. In 2016, KSK Schilde went into administration once and for all. In 2014, a new club had already been formed by those opposed to the merger, Alberta FC Schilde. These, however, are not allowed the same uneasy groundshare as their predecessors and are meanwhile playing at the Raymond Delbekelaan in Zoersel.

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 (photos: click here). From 2015 onwards, this ground was rented out to rugby club RC Diabolos by the Schilde town council.

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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