New chapter for Republic

By James Masters, July 30, 2012

Republic of Mancunia will play at a stadium with a capacity of 2,500 after securing a deal to host their home matches at the Accounts Direct Stadium in Flixton.

The MJSL side, who will be renamed Republic of Flixton, will share the ground with Northwich Victoria after signing a four-year contract.

New managers Stuart Delmonte and Tony Rosenberg, who quit Manchester Maccabi 1st at the end of last season, have pulled off a huge coup with their latest move.

Republic, who will play on a brand new £6,500 playing surface, will also have the use of two changing rooms, an all-seater stand, floodlights, as well as a covered terrace and clubhouse bar.

The move comes following the collapse of Flixton FC, who folded at the end of last season after competing in the North West Counties League.

And Delmonte is now hoping Republic’s move to such a great venue will help reinvigorate Republic and the entire MJSL.

“It’s great for the players and the whole league,” he said.

“The MJSL are more than welcome to use our ground if they want to for the cup finals and I’ll make sure it’s available at half the price.

“For our club, it’s huge and really will give everyone a huge boost.

“We’ve entered the Peter Morrison Trophy and the Manchester County Cup and we’re all looking forward to the new season.”

Last updated: 11:17am, July 30 2012