Worksop Town manager will climb mountains to raise money for new ground – literally

Staveley Miners Welfare v Worksop Town'Inkersall Road, Staveley'14th January 2015''Worksop Manager Mark Shaw ''Pic by Dan Westwell
Staveley Miners Welfare v Worksop Town'Inkersall Road, Staveley'14th January 2015''Worksop Manager Mark Shaw ''Pic by Dan Westwell
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Having led Worksop Town to the top of the NCEL Premier table, Mark Shaw is eyeing an ascent of a very different kind.

The Tigers boss is planning a series of sponsored challenges to help the club start raising cash for their own ground.

And first up is a solo Three Peaks trek, to be undertaken this summer.

She explained: “The club has played at Retford, Hucknall and Ilkeston, and even now at Worksop, they’ve not moved forward.”

“Pete Whitehead wants to sell Sandy Lane, MP John Mann is working quite hard to get some sort of new facility built, but we need to start getting some kind of deposit together.”

“The idea is that I will go and do certain challenges to raise money for the ground, either our own new ground or Sandy Lane.”

“The Three Peaks is a great way to start.”

The 24-hour challenge will see the manager attract sponsorship before climing Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike on 20th June.

“I want to make people realise that we might have to climb mountains to raise this cash,” he said.

“It’s not just going to happen, I’m not one for sitting around and chatting about it.”

“If I raise £100 or £5,000, that’s money we didn’t have, it’s something to build on, we need to start chipping away.”