Bassetlaw Council leader applauds ‘magnificent’ efforts of Worksop Town as they launch new academy

Bassetlaw Council leader Simon Greaves presents a cheque for �15,000 to Worksop Town Supporters Trust, accompanied by manager Mark Shaw, players and supporters
Bassetlaw Council leader Simon Greaves presents a cheque for �15,000 to Worksop Town Supporters Trust, accompanied by manager Mark Shaw, players and supporters

The leader of Bassetlaw Council Simon Greaves has applauded Worksop Town’s efforts in setting up an academy ‘magnificent.’

Coun Greaves, who was at the forefront of a decision by the district authority to provide financial backing to the club, said Tigers have come a long way in a short time.

“Not that long ago the Tigers were staring into the abyss and the future looked extremely bleak,” he said.

“Now we are talking about an academy and educational partnership offering a full time sports diploma.”

“I welcome any opportunity for young people in Bassetlaw to be able learn and develop new skills and along with the grassroots community programmes hope this really cements the club’s place in the town.”

“The efforts of the manager, club, and supporters in getting to this position are magnificent and should rightly be applauded.”

Tigers manager Mark Shaw in turn highlighted how crucial the council funding was in allowing the club to start their own academy.

“This would not have happened if the council and Simon Greaves had not shown their support as early in May, when the club was having problems.”

“Our academy will show they were right to back myself and the club.”

“We’re doing things earlier than we said we would do them, but without the council’s support we wouldn’t have been able to create a new education scheme for this district.”