Dinnington Town Football Club is making a return to the English football pyramid, under new management.
The Phoenix Park club ceased to operate at the end of last season when former boss Steve Toyne and officials took the decision to stop running affairs.
But local duo Ron Coleman and James Hill have taken up the reins and Dinnington will re-enter the football league system for the 2014/15 season in Central Midlands Division One.
Coleman has previously been involved with the Dinnington Town Under 18 side, while Hill – a former player – currently oversees the club’s nursery section.
Darron Crookes, chairman of Dinnington Town Junior Football Club, told the Guardian that there will be a much greater emphasis on linking the junior side of the club with the senior team.
“The new Dinnington Town are a club focused on the future, enabling both senior and junior football to be played in the Town for many years to come,” he said.
“In partnership with the substantial junior section and building from the bottom up, the club will be furnished with a flow of talented and able players to fulfil squad requirements.”
“The Junior Football Club continues to thrive and will form a huge part of the future plans for the club as a whole, with teams at every age from six and under through to Under 18s.”
He lauded the experience of Coleman and Hill at youth level, and said that would lend itself to spotting talent for the senior outfit.
“Ron brings a wealth of knowledge, having coached at Rotherham, Barnsley and St Georges Park to name but a few.”
“He has spent the last two years looking after the under 18’s at the club and he is hoping this will be a rich source of players both now and in the future.”
“James is a local well known former player and manager of senior, junior and ladies football and managing the nursery section has been a role that has enabled hundreds youngsters to move on to league football.”
Dinnington are currently working on ground and facility improvements at their Phoenix Park base, and expect to have those completed before the first game of the season.
And they’ve lined up a quartet of home friendly fixtures this month, with Bawtry Town (12th July, 3pm), Kiveton Park (16th July, 7.45pm), Belper Town (22nd July, 7.30pm) and Harworth Colliery (26th July, 3pm) the visitors.
A new chairman is also expected to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Should anyone wish to help or get involved with any part of the senior section please contact Ron Coleman on 07767 427198.