Local firm is proud as Peacocks to back Worksop Town and says you should too

The Guardian's Caroline Eden with James Johnson of Peacock Windows
The Guardian's Caroline Eden with James Johnson of Peacock Windows

The people of Worksop should ‘back their own’ and get behind Worksop Town Football Club.

That’s the view of business owner James Johnson of Peacock Windows.

His firm has its logo on the 2015/16 Tigers away shirts, and the company has two Team500 Club memberships as they support the football club financially for the second season running.

Johnson says that protecting the club’s proud history is not just the responsibility of the supporters, but the people and businesses in the town.

“They’re the fourth oldest club in the world, and they need to continue,” he said.

“Loads of people are passionate about football, but not that many support their local team. You should always support your own.

“And it’s a great place to go, they are great entertainment.”

The Team500 Club is a membership programme launched by Tigers last season, with supporters buying a £200 season ticket that gained them entry to games at Sandy Lane, and discounts at a number of local firms – including Peacock Windows.

“We had quite a lot of customers producing their Team500 cards last year for a discount, and if they were having six windows then the discount would be worth more than their season ticket, so it was saving the fans money.

“And we’re doing it again this year, with a 10 per cent discount again for Team500 members,” said Johnson, whose company also sponsors two junior football teams.

Other local firms, like the Worksop Guardian and McDonald’s, are members of the Team500 club, joining around 230 others in the Tigers ‘roll of honour.’

It’s that financial support that has kept the club afloat since their backer pulled out of funding the operation in May 2014.

To join Team500, visit www.worksoptownfc.co.uk or call 07795512902.

Renewed memberships cost £180, with new members paying £200, and monthly payment plans can be put in place.