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Staveley's Sponsorship Boost

6th June, 2010

The main sponsors of Staveley Miners Welfare have confirmed that they have agreed a two-year funding package for the club.

Whilst the current economic and financial climate is a testing time for most companies and especially those in construction like Baris Group Ltd, as it is testing times for non-league clubs also, Baris' current trading patterns and future large order book has allowed its shareholders and directors to agree to the deal.

A statement said: "Despite the testing economy, we felt that we needed to provide a solid platform from which everyone associated with the club from managers, players and the like, can have a degree of certainty and where they can see that the plan is not just about this season but seasons ahead.

"Hence, Baris' commitment to the club will continue with an enhanced financial sponsorship deal which has been assisted by the company's large supply chain providing financial sponsorship.

"The sponsorship deal will allow the club to develop both on and off the field with on-going first class training facilities, free transportation to away games and also further spectator improvements as well as Baris-sponsored new kits and tracksuits.

"We have also confirmed that, should the club get promoted this season into the NCEL Premier, they may proceed to arrange pre-season friendlies in Holland or a neighbouring country for a week prior to the 2011/2012 season.

"We remain committed to providing opportunities for all levels of players at the club, especially for the local youngsters.

"Equally, our charity work will continue this season and we are also discussing possible Non-League and junior football sponsorship with varying official parties in an attempt to support grass roots football."

(Story Source: Staveley Miners Welfare)

Charity Benefits From Staveley Race

31st December, 2009

A local charity will be getting ?250 after Staveley Miners Welfare sponsored a horse race at Southwell this week.

The Inkersall Road side have confirmed that the winner of the Staveley MWFC Handicap Stakes was number 12, named Hint Of Honey, which was a number allocated to the RSPCA in Chesterfield and the charity will now receive a cheque.

The runners had been split into five sections, with each section having two or three horses, and then being allocated to a selected charity.

The outside winner at 40/1 produced the shock of the day with one lucky club member converting his ?10 bet into a ?410 winning pot - much to the dismay of others who attended the day.

The club and its main sponsor Baris Group Ltd will continue to assist local charities wherever possible and are planning future fund raising activities.

(Story Source: Staveley Miners Welfare)

Staveley Back Wrens Charity Push

16th October, 2009

Staveley Miners Welfare's chairman Terry Damms has thrown his weight behind a recent fundraiser.

Rainworth Miners Welfare played a Church Warsop Welfare XI for the Tony Nattriss Memorial Trophy, named after a Warsop man who tragically died in a road crash in the summer.

The match, liberally sprinkled with guest players, ended in a 3-3 draw and raised upwards of ?4,000 on the day for the Nottingham City Hospital renal unit.

Having read of the event, Mr Damms contacted Rainworth secretary Les Lee by email to contribute a further ?250 to the cause.

Mr Damms said: "We are pleased to confirm that the main sponsors of Staveley MWFC, Baris Group Ltd, have agreed to make a contribution.

"All too often non-league football is portrayed as an area where little is done to assist charities and where clubs and players are portrayed as being solely interested in raising money for themselves.

"Your club's and player's efforts last week in the charity match provides evidence that the non-league football scene does have people who wish to assist charities and your clubs and players efforts last weekend with the charity donation should be commended.

"As directors of Baris Group Ltd, based in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire (sponsors of Staveley) we are keen to support any local charity wherever we feel there is a justifiable and worthwhile cause and this is certainly one such cause."

Wrens boss Rudy Funk commented: "This is a wonderful gesture by the Staveley chairman, and shows the true spirit that is within non-League football.

"Week in, week out, we come up against clubs who are rivals on the field, but at times like this all that is put aside for the greater good, and we, Church Warsop and the Nattriss family will, I know, be extremely grateful for this gesture."

A cheque for the total amount raised is to be presented by members of the Nattriss family to representatives of the City Hospital at Church Warsop Welfare's Wood Lane ground on Saturday, prior to their Central Midlands League Cup tie with Sutton Town.

(Story Source: Rainworth Miners Welfare)

New Staveley Manager Revealed

15th September, 2009

Billy Fox has become Staveley Miners Welfare's new manager.

He has left Premier Division side Thackley to take over at the Division One outfit, replacing Darren Bland who stepped down at the start of the month.

The Inkersall Road side say his application was received last week and he was interviewed over the weekend.

Chairman Terry Damms said: "Billy is known at local U19 North Midlands League level where he won the First Division title with Hallam FC U19's, working at Doncaster Rovers FC Academy for the past four years and having provided Thackley FC with one of their best ever NCEL Premier placings last season despite the obvious difficulties that he faced residing in Sheffield.

"Billy will be working and is fully au fait and willing to work within the club's ethos and guidelines and he will continue to develop the current squad of players without wholesale changes being implemented.

"There will be close liaison with the reserve and U19 management teams also to ensure that all the players at the club are assessed and afforded opportunities to progress into the first team.

"Billy has confirmed he will be bringing Nigel Ransom as his assistant.

"The Club would place on record their thanks to the many other applicants and wish them well for the future."

(Story Source: Staveley Miners Welfare)

Gregory Signs Pro Deal with Stags

11th September, 2009

Hot shot Lee Gregory has today signed a one year deal with Mansfield Town from KoolSport NCEL Division One outfit, Staveley Miners Welfare.

The 21 year old bagged 37 goals for the Miners last season and has already scored six goals in seven games for the team this term.

As a youngster he spent time at Sheffield United's academy.

He has given up his day job as an electrician to join the Blue Square Prem side as a full time professional footballer.

Gregory told mansfieldtown.net that he is ready to make the step up, saying: "This is a dream come true. I knew Mansfield had been watching me last season and now they have come in for me. I am very pleased to be moving here.

"I am confident that I can score goals for the club," he added.

Manager David Holdsworth is hopeful he can find a loan club for Gregory to give the youngster much needed match fitness.

Staveley New Boss Hunt Continues

9th September, 2009

Staveley Miners Welfare say they are keeping an open mind when it comes to appointing their new management team.

Their search began when Darren Bland and his assistant stepped down last week.

The club say they are "considering several routes and options to fill the vacancies."

Their statement continues: "We are inviting applications for the posts that express interests from a manager and/or manager/assistant to work within our well documented youth ethos.

"Our current squads at all levels comply with the club's ethos and, in our opinion, do not require wholesale changes and we wish to see these squads given full opportunities to prove their worth.

"A remunerated position, the applicant/s will be expected to buy-in to the clubs code of conduct, comply with the administration requirements of the club and attend monthly meetings with the committee to discuss progress, player developments and any additional player signings.

"A first team goalkeeper probably with experience is the player priority but the club do not wish to see a large influx of new players that may upset the balance of the club and the ethos on which the clubs foundations are based."

Applicants should email their interest and CV to the Chairman, Terry Damms, at teldamms@aol.com.

(Story Source: Staveley Miners Welfare)

Bland and Gregory Leave Staveley (UPDATED)

5th September, 2009

KoolSport NCEL Division One side Staveley Miners Welfare has been rocked by the departure of their manager and their top scorer.

Darren Bland resigned as boss at Inkersall Road earlier in the week, something that chairman Terry Damms has described on the club's website as "a huge blow."

He continues: "In less than a year, Darren brought the best out of the existing squad that, on his appointment, was floundering and he tweaked the team with a few experienced players.

"As a result, he added the Wilkinson Sword Trophy to go alongside the U19 and reserve teams' silverware and achievements of last season, all contributing to the Club's most successful season ever.

"I have nothing but complete respect for Darren and I wish him well for the future."

Meanwhile, Staveley have also revealed that striker Lee Gregory, who has scored seven goals already this season, is set to leave.

A statement reads: "The club have been notified by Lee this morning that he wishes to leave Staveley MWFC and, as such, the club are expecting enquiries to be received of club's notifying their intention to approach Lee within the next 7-days.

"The club wish to thank Lee for his fantastic effort and achievements through the last 2-seasons and wish him well for the future."

Staveley say they will be undeterred by what has been a very bad week for them which also included the resignation of the reserve team management and the departure of four other first team players.

Chairman Terry Damms adds: "There is on-going commitment to the club. The club will not try and buy success.

"If we had an option to win honours by a team of players not known to the club and outside the clubs ethos or come close to honours with our ethos then the latter would prevail, no question about that.

"This club is underpinned by the ethos of youth. This week's events will not change the direction of the club.

"Yes, it needs the hand of experience to compliment the youth ethos, but it is a pointless exercise if the club does not provide opportunities and commitment and playing time to the ethos of youth and those from which the new era's wildest dreams began from its embryo stage many years ago and this will remain whilst ever it is so prudent.

"Players and managers will come and go and everyone has that choice but what will not go is the ethos, that is, whilst ever the current Chairman and Vice Chairman continue to back this club."

Darren Bland released the following statement on Saturday morning: "During my time at Staveley Miners Welfare I have given the job 100% and am sorry to have left the club where, along the way, I have had the privilege to meet and work with some really nice people. I feel I need to state my reasons for leaving to those people.

"When I was first offered the position of manager, I was told all about the ethos of youth and how the club was to be built around 4/5 players and I bought into the ethos as an exciting challenge.

"In my time, I have included all 4/5 players in every squad that has been named and also brought through the young players that in my opinion are very close to regular first team football.

"Only this Tuesday night against Clitheroe at home, we had three players from the U19's on the pitch at one time, this showing my commitment to the ethos as I understood it.

"However, when buying into the ethos, I was never told or I misunderstood that the 4/5 players were to have preferential treatment and play at least 75% of the games played.

"My philosophy as a manager is that all players should be equal and not one player should receive preferential treatment regardless of who they are.

"If they have played professional football or Sunday league football for their local pub team, you should earn your shirt and then look after it once you have it, and regardless of who you are you should keep it, with this in mind myself and John made our decision.

"I would like to place on record how much respect for the time, effort and finance that Terry and Tony both put into the club and they have every right to want to see players playing who they have known from children.

"I would like to wish Staveley Miners Welfare all the very best for the future."

(Story Source: Staveley Miners Welfare)

Staveley Get Gregory Boost

4th August, 2009

Staveley Miners Welfare striker Lee Gregory has committed his future to the Inkersall Road club, rejecting a possible move to Alfreton Town.

The KoolSport NCEL Division One side's website says the forward has turned down a move to the Blue Square North outfit.

It explains: "Despite the lure of possibly playing football at a higher level, Lee told a delighted manager Darren Bland that he did not wish to leave Staveley after nearly two years with the club.

"Lee's brilliant form in the second half of last season has brought obvious attraction from clubs at a higher level in the non-league pyramid.

"The club have not been surprised to have had several recent enquiries regarding several players following the pre-season friendly campaign where the club's youngsters have impressed against much more older and experienced players.

"The club are delighted with the 'togetherness' shown yet again by the squad and management team to overcome such approaches for one of the club's young stars."

(Story Source: Staveley Miners Welfare)

Staveley to Help Youngsters be Seen

22nd July, 2009

Staveley Miners Welfare are helping local schools and young pupils by supplying high viz vests for their walks to and from school.

As members of the local Staveley community, with the aid of their main sponsor BARIS Facades & Linings, the club are aiming to expand their community spirit by providing the safety aids ahead of the dark winter mornings and evenings.

Staveley are looking to provide these free of charge, including delivery, to a number of pupils that local schools may feel would benefit and suggest maybe pupils aged between 5 and 10 years old.

They are also hoping to expand the offer to include any adults that may require them eg. teachers, walking monitors, if applicable.

The vests will bear the Staveley MWFC emblem on the back and any youngster wishing to attend match days at Staveley MWFC and are wearing one will be admitted to the ground free of charge with a full paying adult.

(Story Source: Staveley Miners Welfare)


NCEL Premier Division P Pts +/-
1 Bridlington Town 38 94 87
P 2 Rainworth MW 38 83 52
3 Armthorpe Welfare 38 79 54
4 Thackley 38 76 59
5 Scarborough Ath 38 70 43
6 Winterton Rangers 38 69 27
7 Pickering Town 38 65 24
8 Arnold Town 38 61 15
9 Liversedge 38 56 6
10 Long Eaton United 38 53 6
11 Hall Road Rangers 38 51 -8
12 Dinnington Town 38 49 -21
13 Selby Town 38 48 -24
14 Parkgate 38 45 -4
15 Hallam 38 42 -11
16 Maltby Main 38 42 -23
17 Lincoln Moorlands 38 38 -28
18 Nostell MW 38 35 -29
R 19 Shirebrook Town 38 27 -60
R 20 Brodsworth Welf 38 2 -165
NCEL Division One P Pts +/-
P 1 Tadcaster Albion 34 74 43
P 2 Brighouse Town 34 73 39
3 Leeds Carnegie (-3) 34 72 64
4 Staveley MW 34 68 41
5 Pontefract Collieries 34 59 10
6 Barton Town Old Boys (-3) 34 57 4
7 Hemsworth MW 34 55 13
8 AFC Emley 34 53 19
9 Bottesford Town 34 45 -4
10 Rossington Main 34 42 -14
11 Teversal 34 41 -10
12 Askern Villa (-10) 34 36 -2
13 Glasshoughton Welf 34 35 -19
14 Yorkshire Amateur 34 34 -22
15 Appleby Frodingham 34 34 -27
16 Eccleshill United 34 28 -51
17 Grimsby Borough 34 25 -34
18 Worsbrough Bridge 34 20 -50

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