COLIN Goldring reiterated Warriors “would not bring in anyone from outside of Worcester” to facilitate football at Sixways.

The co-owner recently confirmed takeover talks that could have seen homeless Worcester City play from the region’s home of rugby union collapse with Warriors now looking to establish its own football arm.

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But he made clear he and business partner Jason Whittingham “wouldn’t be bringing in resources from anywhere or throwing money at” climbing the levels, seemingly scotching the idea that a move to Sixways would have been City’s golden ticket to fly back through the National League System.

The vision involves many teams from various age groups with a senior side to feed into that all beneath can "belong to".

Goldring and Whittingham also own Morecambe Football Club, currently bottom of League Two, with Football Association rules restricting interests in more than one club.

The standard code of rules covering clubs in the top six tiers outside the Football League – City play in the fifth – reads: “Except with the prior written consent of the board (FA) no person, company or business institution, including insolvency practitioners, may at any time be interested in more than one club or in a club and any other club playing in a competition sanctioned by the FA.

“The definition of interested shall be the same as provided for by the rules of the FA Challenge Cup competition in force from time to time.”

Along with a host of other caveats, those FA Cup rules prevent any person or their associates holding 10 per cent or more of the shares in, being “involved in any capacity whatsoever in the management or administration” of, having "any power whatsoever to influence the financial, commercial or business affairs” of or lending money to or guaranteeing the debts of a second club.

A person or entity can own less than 10 per cent of another club provided the FA is satisfied it is for “purely investment purposes only”.

There is a precedent for ownership of more than one English club with Alan Hardy holding an interest in Notts County, then of League Two, and Ilkeston Town who played at City’s level at the time.

It meant Ilkeston could not enter the potentially-lucrative FA Cup with the same rule likely to affect any club owned by Goldring and Whittingham unless Morecambe is sold.

“We certainly wouldn’t want there to be any conflict between Morecambe and any football at Sixways,” he said.

“The fans at Morecambe are a good community bunch and would understand Jason and I want to serve the community here as much as try our best to up at Morecambe.

“We did some exploratory checks with the FA and looked at the rules on dual ownership of clubs to make sure there was no conflict.

“That research was done to decide whether or not it (a takeover of City) would have been an option. My understanding is there is no conflict because of the tier Worcester City is at now.”

Goldring was keen to stress that any football at Sixways would form part of opening up the venue to many sports and that the focus remains on rugby.

“We don’t want anything to diminish the good work we do here for the community of Worcestershire or anyone who wants to be a participant,” he added.

“We said we would not bring in anyone from outside of Worcester, I don’t think it would be appropriate. Chances are we will start something fresh, new and unique.

“The FA said if there was a well-run community outfit locally, maybe we could look at inviting them to join us under our banner rather than starting up a whole new team.

“We want to have community teams – women’s, girls, boys, right through the age groups up to walking football – it is not about having a big, smashing first team.

“It is nice to have a first team to feed into and to enjoy on a match day, the same members can come and watch after practice and the kids then have something to belong to.

“It is part and parcel of it that there would be a first team and it is likely that will be in the league system.”

On the prospect of pushing a football club through the leagues, Goldring said: “I think it is right that any club earns its place. There is a certain entry level and it is up to the FA to decide.

“I believe tier seven is an entry level (Midland Football League Division Two), I wouldn’t want to jump in at National League level.

“I don’t think level five is a bad entry point (MFL Premier Division) but they decided that was wrong, I don’t mind if it is level seven. If it is a low entry point we would need to work our way up.

“We would just enjoy the journey and see where it goes, the focus is on the community. It would be nice to win games and if you do you get promoted.

“We would try to do the best we could with the resources we have, we wouldn’t be bringing in resources from anywhere or throwing money at it.”