Alfreton Town in financial crisis

by Joe Clifford

Skrill PremierAlfreton Town Football Club have appealed for help from their fans as they face a financial crisis.

The Skrill Premier side have not played at home since New Years Day because of postponements and this has led to a severe lack of income for the club. John Glasby, Alfreton’s director, has appealed for fans who don’t have season tickets or ten match tickets to purchase Early Bird and Group Saver tickets for the games which they intend to attend in the next few weeks so that they can receive some money in advance which can go towards paying the players.

He said “This would mean a lot to the club as we would at least have some income to help pay the weekly wages which still have to be paid irrespective of the weather” explaining the club’s current problem. He went on to say “Now is the time to really step up to the mark and help your club when it needs it”.

The Reds currently sit third in the table, and since having their last three home games postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, are in desperate need of a game. This Saturday’s  they face a crucial clash with play-off chasing rivals Gateshead who are only narrowly behind them in seventh position.

In an attempt to attract more people to come down to the Impact Arena for their game on Saturday they have reduced the admission prices with  under-16s being able to enter for £1 each (as long as accompanied by an adult) whilst admission for 16-21 year olds is only £5 each.

On Tuesday Alfreton Town and everybody connected with the club bade farewell to co-founder Tom McRoy who has sadly passed away at the age of 94. Hundreds of friends, supporters, club officials and players turned out to his funeral to pay their last respects to Tom, who was known as ‘Mr Alfreton Town’.

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Joe Clifford

Joe Clifford

Joe is a Barnet FC season ticket holder, and regularly attends away games. His favourite player is midfielder Curtis Weston, but he is also a big fan of ex Bee Jason Puncheon. Joe doesn't just write about football, he also plays for his local team, Potters Bar United, and is a referee for Hertfordshire FA as well as a qualified level one coach. Aside from sport, he is currently in Sixth Form and lives in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.

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