By George! Nailers’ fan is on the shortlist for league award

George Waterfall''Photo by Tim Harrison
George Waterfall''Photo by Tim Harrison

Long time Belper Town supporter George Waterfall has been shortlisted for the inaugural 2014 Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Supporter of the Year Award.

From nominations submitted by each of the league’s 68 member clubs, George has been included in the final ten nominations to pick up the prestigious award, set to be unveiled at the third annual Evo-Stik League Players of the Year Awards in April.

George first supported Belper Town on the club’s reformation in 1951, a period of nearly 63 years.

Apart from a two-year spell when he was called up for National Service, George has been a regular supporter at Christchurch Meadow.

Amazingly, he has missed only five matches, home or away, in the past 20 years, a remarkable achievement.

He has also taken on some club duties from time to time, including gateman, programme seller and general handyman.

More recently he has helped the ground staff in pitch preparation work, including line marking and tractor driving.

A spokesman for the club said: “George is Belper Town FC ‘through and through’ and his presence around the ground is a joy for everyone and the club feels that he would be a deserving recipient of this prestigious award.

“Accordingly, the club offers its good wishes to George and wishes him well in becoming the Evo-Stik League’s number one supporter.”