Director & company secretary Ashley Carson has issued the following statement:
Following a recent unsuccessful supporters' competition and subsequent misleading outcome of the activity, a full review of communications and marketing procedures has been actioned.
I have discovered that a winning entry was not legitimate and the information supplied to the club's communications department had clearly been falsified with regards to the winner of a place at the pre-season training camp.
Fortunately, no supporters have been affected financially or inconvenienced.
However, the club has a zero tolerance approach to such misleading activities and we remain committed to supporting our supporters on every level, which includes transparency and clear communications.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the supporter who contacted me personally about his concerns, which ultimately led to the enquiry.
Chesterfield Football Club apologises unreservedly to the four supporters who entered the competition and we can assure all supporters that following the internal review, disciplinary action will be taken.