Grant Black extends contract at Belper Town

Belper manager Grant Black believes he can keep taking the club forward after signing a contract extension.

Thursday, 6th August 2020, 8:43 am
Belper Town manager Grant Black and assistant Mick Norbury have extended their contracts.

Black has now committed to the Nailers until the end of the 2021/22 season.

“We really feel on and off the pitch that we are building something special and we wanted to show loyalty to the club in the same way it has shown it to us,” he told the club’s website.

“Together, we feel that we can take the club to where it has the potential to be.

“The club obviously feels that stability can help this and we are proud to commit ourselves to Belper Town and as a management team we cannot wait to call ourselves Nailers for the upcoming seasons

“After the management team and the club had received a few enquiries about our availability, my staff and I sat down with the club after lockdown had ended and had a great meeting.

“It was a very quick decision and based on many factors as we wanted to commit ourselves to Belper Town, moving forward.

“Last season was a fantastic experience and really invigorated both the Club and the whole area and seeing how that all came together and the way the town fell in love with the Club all over again, really made our decision easy.

“The club has so many amazing people that work tirelessly hard to make it a better place - from the ladies in the sponsors lounge to the lads and lasses on the turnstiles, to the kit man and all the other volunteers - it's a special place.

“Add to that a chairman and a set of directors who just keep working so hard to build a superb ground and facilities to make Belper a great club to play for is also a key aspect.

“The fans were fantastic last season, turning up in great numbers in attendances and the way they supported us was another key factor.

“Hopefully see you all soon and thank you for your continued support – UTN.”

Club chairman Ian Woodward added, “On behalf of the board and everyone associated with Belper Town FC, I would like to thank Grant, Norbs and all the back room staff for agreeing to extend their commitment to the club.

“When I took over as chairman, Grant was fully aware of our future off field development plans which meant that he would have to work on a tight budget which to be fair, he has adhered to.

“As we all know the team has provided the club and supporters with some fantastic memories and we hope it will remain the case while we continue to develop the stadium and the profile of the club.

“So for Grant to agree an extension is a credit to him and all involved with Belper Town Football Club, for which I personally thank him.”