Airdrieonians are back
3rd June 2013
The Club can confirm that as from the 1st June 2013, we have reverted to the traditional name of Airdrieonians, and this will appear on the fixture lists for 2013/14.
There has a been a lot of work going on in the background to make this possible and clearance was recently received and all the governing bodies have now formally given their consent.
Chairman Jim Ballantyne explained, "When the old company went into liquidation, it was in a different football environment and the use of the name was not possible at that time.
"With all the recent changes however, and subsequent rulings, it paved the way for us to make the move and therefore we set the wheels in motion".
He continued "It was actually raised at a fans meeting a few months ago but we could not give too much away as there was still much work to be done.
"However with the support of last year's club sponsors. E & A Heating Ltd, we were able to progress matters to a conclusion and formal SFA clearance was finally granted at the recent meeting of the Professional Game Board".
Further details regarding the change will be issued shortly.