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Tigers name Denton as boss

26th May, 2018

Worksop Town have announced that Craig Denton is their new first team manager.

Denton, who recently stepped down as Rainworth Miners Welfare boss after they decided to take voluntary demotion to Step 6 football, joins the Tigers having guided the Wrens to tenth in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division in his first season in the dugout.

He will take the reins immediately at his new club, bringing with him his own team of backroom staff whilst retaining Shannon Brooks as physio.

It is a welcome return for Denton who was head coach at Worksop in the 2015/16 season and then assistant boss towards the end of the following campaign.

And, he told the club's website that he feels more than ready to face the challenge ahead of him at Sandy Lane as the main man as they look to improve on a disappointing eighteenth place finish, saying: "I’m delighted to be the new Worksop Town manager.

"I think this is the culmination of hard work from myself, my backroom staff and the players I recruited during my time at Rainworth.

"It’s a huge club with an amazing fan base and, after meeting with the club and hearing their views on where they want to be, it’s something I really wanted to be a part of - it’s a professional set up.

"In terms of the current squad, I’ll have to assess it in pre-season and see where we are and how we’re going to be able to move the club forward."

Tigers spokesman Jake Brown added: "Craig beat off some real competition to land the role.

"His knowledge of both the club and the league is fantastic and, as we approach a season in which success is of paramount importance, we felt this played a pivotal role in him being appointed manager."

(Story Source: Worksop Town)

Milligan leaves Tigers by mutual consent

14th May, 2018

Worksop Town say the search for a new manager "begins immediately" after Duncan Milligan left the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division club by mutual consent.

A statement from the Tigers, who finished the season in eighteenth position in the table, said: "As the end of the season came to a close and, with much thought and deliberation, the board of directors have made the decision that last season's results have required us to review the structure of the first team.

"We understand the constraints that Duncan was under as the football club tried to rebuild itself on and off the pitch.

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank Duncan, John [Buckley] and his team for all their hard work and endeavours and we wish them the best of luck in the future."

Worksop say they will be seeking "a swift appointment" as they get ready for the new campaign and are asking interested parties to get in touch with them by noon on Friday (18th May).

All applications, including a covering letter and CV, must be sent directly to club secretary Dave Crisp at wtfc.clubsecretary@gmail.com.

(Story Source: Worksop Town)

Milligan takes charge at Tigers

2nd February, 2018

Worksop Town have unveiled Duncan Milligan as their new manager and he brings with him a new group of backroom staff to help the Tigers' attempt to push themselves up the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division table.

The 34-year-old has in the past been in the dugout for the successful women's team Doncaster Belles as well as working in America and scouting for Sky Bet League side Oldham Athletic.

He will be joined by former Rotherham United midfielder and another former Belles boss John Buckley who will be his assistant whilst Rick McGowan is also being brought in as sports therapist.

Mulligan is the head of academy coaching at Balby Carr Community Academy in Doncaster and has helped to bring a number of players through the Worksop Town youth system into the first team such as Callum Fielding, Harry Dunbar and Iglor Mlynarski.

He told the club's website: "I am extremely proud to be leading the Tigers at Sandy Lane and I will be giving it my all to make the fans proud and build a winning team.

"I want to provide reassurance that professionalism, stability and character will he brought to the forefront.

"This is a very exciting time for the club and I ask our loyal and passionate supporters to get behind the owners, management team and our players, all of whom hold aspirations that will undoubtedly restore the clubs fortunes over the short and long-term."

The new management team's first game in charge will be Saturday's home clash with North Nottinghamshire neighbours Clipstone as the Tigers look to move up from their current position of eleventh in the table.

Meanwhile, Worksop have announced that Craig Spink, who had been caretaker boss since Ryan Hindley stepped down in January, has left the club after a two year spell that included roles as Under 19s boss and assistant first team manager.

A statement from the club thanked Spink for his "tireless efforts", adding they respect "Craig’s decision to take some time-out at this moment.

"He is a true gentleman with an infectious enthusiasm for the Tigers and will be welcome back to Sandy Lane in the future whether that be as a fan or in an alternative capacity.

"We wish Craig all the very best in his future endeavours."

(Story Source: Worksop Town)

Hindley steps down days after takeover

19th January, 2018

Worksop Town manager Ryan Hindley has stepped down from his role at the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division club after offering his resignation to its new board of directors.

Hindley had been in charge for eight months and one of his assistants Craig Spink will be caretaker boss for Saturday's league match at home to Pontefract Collieries before being retained in what the Tigers have called "an alternative capacity".

Stuart Lowe, who was also part of the management team, has also left the club, Worksop announced in a statement posted on their website on Friday afternoon.

Club spokesman Jake Brown said: "The club has accepted Ryan’s resignation.

"Sadly, it has not worked out as we all hoped, we wish him and Stuart all the very best in the future.

"We would like to thank Ryan for steering us through a tricky period during the recent takeover."

The news comes days after the Tigers announced that local businessman Paul Tomkins had become the new chairman of the club with Paul Williams and Niall Robertson also joining as its managing director and director of operations, respectively.

Worksop are currently tenth in the Premier Division with five draws and two defeats in their last seven league matches.

(Story Source: Worksop Town)

Tigers vision outlined by new managing director

17th January, 2018

New Worksop Town managing director Paul Williams has written an open letter to the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division club's supporters about his vision for the Tigers.

Earlier this week, it was announced that previous owner and chairman Jason Clark had passed on the club to local businessman Paul Tomkins and written off the debt owed to him.

And, the restructuring has continued with Williams and his business partner Niall Robertson also coming on board with the pair both part owning the shares sold to the Tigers by Clark.

Robertson will be director of operations and, in a statement on the club's website, Williams released a step-by-step plan for the side that is currently tenth in the table.

Our Club
We want to continue the hard work already delivered here over the summer and grow together with the ‘shoulder to shoulder’ mentality we have implemented so far with our Juniors, Under 19’s and Ladies teams. It is time for the Club to re-focus again and regain its impressive identity as the fourth oldest in the world. It needs a solid and time-tested management once again, surrounded by professionals with Worksop Town in their hearts. In a further step towards honouring our history, we shall bring back as many people as possible, in particular of course, former players who played a decisive role in building our legacy. They deserve our respect and we want to make them part of our collective effort to build upon the success we are beginning to see. I find it pivotal that the Club is recognised once again as a hub within the community and we will be doing everything in our power to ensure the town of Worksop is together with us on this exciting journey.

Your Football
We want to bring a philosophy to the Football Club and an identity recognisable through all our wonderful teams, stretching from our Juniors to the First Team. We believe in bringing our young talent through and giving them a platform for success as both footballers and people.

We are working constantly to ensure the Club remains focused in its goal to become a power-house of non-league football once again, we are aware of the difficult task we face in achieving promotion from the NCEL but are encouraged that our strategic business plan for the Football Club will aid us with much stronger foundations than just writing blank cheques for first team players season after season. We know here at Worksop Town there will be peaks and troughs, but we promise to give you the open and honest dialogue you deserve as we all come together for this exciting new chapter. Our belief is that our football leadership mirrors our own philosophies, we will be restructuring the football leadership to bring highly skilled individuals and professionalism to the forefront.

My Vision
After six long months reviewing the business with colleagues I realise the need for self-sustainability over the long-term. The process of rebuilding the Clubs fortunes will not be quick, when Jake Brown and myself entered the Club back in April it was in intensive care, we are nursing it back to health and with the structure now being put in place of several hard-working individuals we are looking to the future in a much brighter setting. I must reiterate that Paul and myself are not millionaires, we will not try to be something we are not, but we ask for trust now in ourselves and our expertise around us that our viable business plan will keep the club in safe hands. The appointment of new directors and a decisive leadership team will be announced in due course along with the Club’s new structure going forward.

Thank you all for your patience during this period of change and here’s to an exciting future for the Tigers!

(Story Source: Worksop Town)

Fans charity walk to help build Tigers squad

20th July, 2017

A group of Worksop Town supporters will be doing a sponsored walk ahead of one of their Toolstation NCEL Premier Division matches this season to help boss Ryan Hindley to build the best squad possible.

They will be making the fourteen mile trip from their home ground on Sandy Lane, Worksop, to near neighbours Clipstone's Worksop Van Hire Stadium for their game on Saturday 2nd September, 2017.

Writing on a JustGiving page set up to raise £500, Mitchell Radford said: "We are a fan funded club so it's vital the fans try and do everything they can to raise money for the club. We are not asking for much, even £1 would be great every little helps.

"Over the years, we have had a lot of hurt and ups-and-downs. Now the club seems to be on the up with our fantastic manager Ryan Hindley. Like I said, we are fan funded so he can't do it all on his own.

"This is our best chance of promotion in years so if you could find it in your heart to donate that will be suprerb and I thank you unconditionally!"

If you would like to donate, then click here to go to the JustGiving page.