Could you do a better job of it?

Worksop Town v Sheffield FC. Worksop Town manager Mark Shaw.
Worksop Town v Sheffield FC. Worksop Town manager Mark Shaw.
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Worksop Town are asking supporters if they think they could do a better job than Mark Shaw.

The NCEL Premier Division promotion hopefuls have announced an auction for the right to be the man in charge of the team that faces Phoenix FC next week.

Tigers take on Phoenix in Sheffield Senior Cup, and the highest bidder in the auction will get to manage the team, with coach Andy Lake as their assistant.

The auction has begun this week, and will run until Sunday 5th October at 6pm.

No bids will be accepted after the deadline.

All the money from the auction will go towards Worksop Town Football Club.

And an update on the highest bids will be posted daily on the Tigers forum, website and on social media – so you can bid more than once if you want to be a football manager for one night only.

Send your bids by email to Anne Keep at

Or text bids to 07795 512902, but remember to put your name with the bid.

Last season Tigers went out of the Sheffield Senior Cup at the second hurdle.

They beat Shelley 5-3 at home, Jack Muldoon scoring twice.

But despite a Tom Denton hat-trick at Athersley, they went down 5-3.

The club’s junior football and schools outreach programmes are well under way.

A ‘Tiger Tots’ scheme, for boys and girls aged three to five, is taking place at The Glassworks on Sandy Lane from 10am to 10.40am.

Sessions cost £2.50 per child and will be delivered by first team players, overseen by captain Jake Scott and manager Mark Shaw.

And the Ben Gathercole Goalkeeper Club has begun, at the same venue.

Two sessions of 30 minutes are held on Saturdays, costing £2.50 per child.

The first session is for children aged six to 11, starting at 10am.

Older children, aged 12 to 17, begin their session at 10.30am.

These sessions will be run by Tigers keeper Gathercole and overseen by Scott and Shaw.

For more information call 07730 480753 or email to