Kevin Heaney looks for more investment in Truro City

Kevin Heaney
Heaney has been in charge at Truro City since 2004

Truro City chairman Kevin Heaney says he is looking for more investment in the Blue Square Bet South club.

Heaney currently owns 100% of the club, who have risen from local football to two rungs below the Football League under his leadership.

"There are companies interested in investing in the club and I've got meetings in next seven days with two interested parties," Heaney said.

Heaney and his board host a public meeting for fans on Wednesday night.

His aim is to turn the club fully professional, and he says he needs outside input to help him achieve that.

"The club needs a board of directors with other shareholders. We need other people's ideas, we need diversification on the board.

"For the club to move to a professional status we need more skills in the board room," Heaney told BBC South West.

The club are the subject of a winding-up order from HM Revenue and Customs over unpaid taxes and was given until Janaury to pay their arrears by the High Court last month.

Heaney, who was part of the unsuccessful Bishop International takeover bid for Plymouth Argyle, says he wants fans to have their say on the best way to move the club forward on Wednesday night.

"The purpose of the evening is not to talk about HMRC, it's to engage with the community and what people feel we can do better to become a professional club.

"We want to be a professional club in the next two years, hopefully in a new stadium, and flying the flag for Cornwall in the Conference."

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