Taunton Town FC can confirm that it has entered into a groundsharing agreement with fellow Vanarama National League South club Truro City for the remainder of the 2023-24 season. The arrangement will see the Cornish side, who have been playing their home games at Plymouth Parkway FC since the start of the 2021-22 campaign, stage their 12 remaining home fixtures at Wordsworth Drive before they prepare to move into their new stadium on the outskirts of Truro for next season.

This short-term agreement will facilitate Truro in fulfilling their home programme whilst also providing local football fans with the opportunity to sample more National League action, with the White Tigers still having to entertain the likes of Torquay United, Yeovil Town and Weymouth.

Taunton Chairman Kevin Sturmey remarked:” Karl and I have spent a fair bit of time working with Rob at Truro City and we are pleased to help a fellow club who have also been hit badly by the weather this season. Of course, there comes some risk but at present the brilliant work from our Head Groundsman Rob Hake and his small team of volunteers means the pitch is starting to firm up, also helped by Lloyd Irish and his fellow Directors at Hydrotech installing a drain for which we are massively thankful. It doesn’t look as pretty as usual but it’s now a matter of getting games on as we plan to do a mini renovation around matches to get some seed and fertiliser in as well as hopefully an opportunity to get some sand in to the surface to aid drainage.

The Taunton public will now have an opportunity to see a lot more National League football if they don’t travel to away games. This arrangement will also help us financially as well as supporting our fantastic Food Village Vendors who provide an outstanding match day experience and of course it will further enhance our own bars. There will also be some big games where the away support will be much larger than normal!

While we are always stretched operationally Karl and I are committed to helping a fellow club who have had to deal with a number of issues recently and the Football Family always tries to help each other in times of need.

We look forward to working with the team at Truro City, this is probably one of the most unique short term arrangements seen in football but something we are proud to be part of.”

Truro’s first ‘home’ game at Wordsworth Drive will be this coming Saturday (10th February) when they host Eastbourne Borough.