Parkway and Truro City extend ground share agreement ahead of 2023/24 season

30/03/23

Plymouth Parkway Football Club have today, agreed an extension for Truro City Football Club to remain at Bolitho Park for an additional season.

Chairman Mark Russell said “Discussions have been ongoing for a few weeks over an agreement to allow Truro to remain at Bolitho for an additional season, while they continue to get their new stadium ready for the move back to Cornwall.

With the initial agreement ending in May, a resolution has been agreed for the White Tigers to remain at Bolitho for the 2023/24 season, still with the possibility of playing National League Football next term.

Plymouth Parkway have enjoyed a meteoric rise over the past five years under the stewardship of chairman Mark Russell and vice-chairman Gez Baggott. This new agreement has been agreed with just under a month of the new season remaining.

Mark Russell adds “This decision has been extremely difficult for the board. We understand the extra hours of work and investment required for Bolitho Park, with two teams playing a season’s worth of football. However, we also needed to be sensible when looking at the future for ourselves, and for Truro City. As a football club, we hope Truro City continue with their development of their new ground and the football club will soon be back home in Cornwall.”

The two sides were the talk of the town on Boxing Day, when Parkway smashed their league attendance record as the two sides played out a fascinating 3-3 draw. The reverse fixture is scheduled for Bank Holiday Monday, over the Easter Weekend. (10//04/23)

Alex Black of Truro City shares “We are very grateful to PPFC for agreeing to a further extension whilst we finalise our return to Truro. We have been made very welcome over the last 2 seasons and we appreciate all the hard work that goes into sustaining the facility for 2 teams at this level.”