‘Your club needs you’ - Belper Town director’s plea

Belper Town FC ground.
Belper Town FC ground.

Belper Town has issued an urgent plea to the local community as club officials look to rebuild following the departures of senior board members.

The Nailers were rocked last week when Alan Benfield resigned as chairman and businessmen Chris Balls and Paul Waldron also left the club.

The trio’s announcement came just 24 hours after the management team of Aaron Webster and Lee Williamson were relieved of their first team duties.

Now Belper director Dave Laughlin has appealed to the community for volunteers to step forward to help in running the club.

“There’s an often used quotation that says ‘volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless’ and this is exactly how we feel at Belper Town,” said Laughlin.

“We need people to assist in a variety of ways at the club including, stewarding, maintenance, cleaning, hospitality, matchday duties, and many more.

“We can provide training and can also guarantee an enjoyable and rewarding time for people with an interest in sport or just wanting get involved in a worthwhile community organisation.”

Nailers lost their last six games and finished the season 16th in the Evo-Stik NPL South Division, 10 points clear of relegation but someway off troubling the play-offs.

“Everyone knows that we experienced a very poor season last time but we are in process of appointing a new football management team and are now moving forward with a fresh tide of enthusiasm,” added Laughlin.

Individuals interested in the volunteer positions can contact Dave Laughlin on 07768 010604 or email info@belpertownfc.co.uk.