Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Langwith Road, Shirebrook

Several years ago this stand belonged to Worksop Town FC and it stood at the Glassworks End of a ground they used to play at on Babbage Way (off Sandy Lane) in Worksop.
It now stands alongside the pitch at Langwith Road, the home of Shirebrook Town FC, looking resplendent with a lick of new paint, some seats purchased from Filbert Street when Leicester City moved into the Walkers Stadium and fronted with an hoarding paid for by a very generous local sponsor Sid Pepper.
The 'tin shed' will once again be hosting spectators watching Tigers games again this coming season, as Shirebrook Town have very kindly consented to letting Worksop Town's Under 19's side play all of their home matches there in the North Midlands Under 19's League competitions throughout the 2010-11 season.
Tonight I was part of a delegation who travelled over to Shirebrook on behalf of Worksop Town who were given a guided tour of the Langwith Road ground at it's facilities by some very welcoming and accommodating representatives of Shirebrook Town FC.
They have a great set up and it's a credit to those who have redeveloped the ground over these past few years on a shoe string budget. The dressing rooms are better than many I've seen at clubs a lot higher up the football pyramid.
Two ground rules Shirebrook Town have are no alcohol from the clubhouse in the actual ground and dogs aren't allowed in either.
I'm really looking forward to the forthcoming season at Langwith Road and to being part of a mutually rewarding friendship between Shirebrook Town and Worksop Town.
More details to follow on the Worksop Town official website and forum (as well as this humble blog) in due course.
2010-11 will soon be upon us - BRING IT ON!