DERRY City Football Club is planning to jump ship from the local schoolboys and youth leagues and join forces with its Donegal counterparts next season.
The revelation is contained in a letter obtained by Derry Daily which has been sent this week to club secretaries of all schoolboys and youth leagues in Donegal.
The proposals are to be considered next week by representatives of Letterkenny/North West clubs and Derry City FC officials.
The letter states: “To all Club Secretaries.
“Donegal Schoolboys/Youth League received a request from Derry City F.C., to meet with the Donegal Schoolboys/Youth League executive committee.
“The meeting took place in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny.
“All Donegal Schoolboys/Youth League divisions were represented on the Donegal Schoolboys/Youth League executive delegation.
“Derry City F.C. forwarded 2 proposals for consideration by Donegal Schoolboys/Youth League,
“1. Derry City F.C requested that their U14 team be allowed to play development matches within the Letterkenny North West Division league, in the 2020 season.
“2. Derry City F.C requested that they be allowed to enter their U16 team in to the Donegal Schoolboys/Youth League U18 Youth League in the 2020 season.
“Both requests can be opened for discussion under A.O.B., at the Donegal Schoolboys/Youth League A.G.M. Monday 25th November.
“A further meeting between Letterkenny/North West clubs and the Derry City F.C. delegation, to discuss the 1st proposal in more depth, was also requested by both LK/NW representatives, and Derry City F.C.”