Tigers on hunt for new ‘boss’

Worksop Town FC (yellow/navy) v Drolysden (red) at Sandy Lane. Result 3-0. Manager Mark Shaw
Worksop Town FC (yellow/navy) v Drolysden (red) at Sandy Lane. Result 3-0. Manager Mark Shaw
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Worksop Town have begun the search for a new manager – but fans need not fear, Mark Shaw is going nowhere.

The club has confirmed that as part of their fundraising drive, one lucky fan could win the chance to fill Shaw’s spot in the dugout for one of next season’s matches.

With the #Team500 Club membership scheme passing the £40,000 mark this week, Tigers are looking for new ways to boost membership numbers.

And they hope that the ‘Manager for a Day’ competition will breath new life into the campaign to garner local support.

The challenge is simple – find more new #Team500 members than anyone else between now and the club’s fundraising event at The Raj restaurant on 18th July, and you’ll be boss for a day.

Shaw is giving up his spot on the touchline for the first round of the Sheffield Senior Cup.

He told the Guardian: “It’s an incentive for people to try and get as many #Team500 Club members as they can.”

“They will get to manage the team, pick the team, talk about tactics, be in the dugout and make substitutions.”

“If they win the game they can say they managed Worksop Town and never lost.”

Supporters who want to enter the competition should contact Richard Nelson on 07855 045828 or Anne Keep on 07795 512902 when they sign someone up for a membership and take payment.

Tigers have been handed a massive boost this week, with the news that former world number one golfer, Worksop’s own Lee Westwood has agreed to sponsor the home and away shirts for next season. The Westwood Golf School logo will adorn the club’s shirts as they begin life without former financial backer Jason Clark.

For more news on the latest developments, and the #Team500 Club roll of honour, see pages 94 and 95.