Majority shareholder questions Tigers decision making process

Cannon Park, Leverton Road, Retford.'Worksop Town FC vs Chasetown.'Picture: Far right is Worksop Town FC Chairman Jason Clark. w100918-6i
Cannon Park, Leverton Road, Retford.'Worksop Town FC vs Chasetown.'Picture: Far right is Worksop Town FC Chairman Jason Clark. w100918-6i

Worksop Town’s major shareholder Jason Clark has posed questions about the club’s leadership structure on an online supporters forum.

In May of this year the Chesterfield businessman announced he would no longer be funding the club, due to his commitments outside the game.

Despite attempts by the Worksop Guardian to attain an explanation from him on why he has retained his majority share, he has remained tight lipped on the matter.

Until this week, that is, when he posted a message on the ‘Tiger Talk’ forum to enquire about the club’s infrastructure.

Clark, who made his first appearance at a Tigers game since last season at the Staveley FA Cup tie, posted: “I’d like to understand who’s making the decisions.”

“Is there a committee? I’m all for the principle of one fan one vote, but that still needs to be administered.”

“My primary concern is never to allow the club to disappear, be put into debt, or to be abused.”

“As long as I hold the equity I can ensure that.”

“What you have done over the summer as a collective has been amazing, I am merely asking what the structure is.”

“There are certain legal and financial responsibilities that need to be clear, in practical terms, I want to ensure they are covered.”

The Guardian contacted club chairman Ian Smith for a statement on his position, the decision making process and make up of the board, but he had not responded by the time the Worksop Guardian went to print.