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Worsbrough Search for Personnel

17th June, 2010

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic are looking for a number of key personnel as they prepare for the new campaign.

They are looking for someone who may be interested in the job of First Team Physio.

This role may suit anyone who is currently studying Sports Physiotherapy and is seeking practical experience.

They are also looking for assistance on the Club Committee from anyone who can help out with the Clubs marketing/finances and in maximising the Club's awareness of fund-raising via sponsorship, advertising and any grant availability that may be accessible.

Anyone interested in helping out can contact the Club via their website.

(Story Source: Worsbrough Bridge Athletic)

Norbury Departs From Athletic

11th June, 2010

Team Manager Mick Norbury has left Worsbrough Bridge to take up a management position at Harrogate Railway in the Evo-Stik League.

A club spokesman told the NCEL website: "Mick goes with the best wishes of all at Worsbrough.

"We understand that Mick could not afford to turn down the chance to move back up to the Evo-Stik League where he had previously worked with Goole.

"We thank him for what he did for us by stepping in at short notice to try to help us through a crisis in the middle of the season."

Worsbrough have moved quickly to appoint a new management duo.

They will be Ian Shirt, who worked with Mick Norbury last season, and Chris Hilton who came to the club as player-coach towards the end of the season.

Ian has been with the Club for a number of years firstly as a player and then he managed a successful U19s team for a couple of seasons before moving up to Reserves and then latterly with the First Team alongside Mick.

Ian has a wealth of knowledge of local youngsters through his continued involvement in U18's soccer and has already brought several youngsters through to First Team contention.

Chris has decided to accept the Club's offer to move into management, despite numerous offers to extend his playing career, which has already included long and successful spells at Sheffield FC and Frickley Athletic where he was captain.

He has just completed a Testimonial at Frickley, awarded for his sterling service to them over the years.

Chris brings with him an extensive knowledge of Non-League and, like Mick, has many contacts at all levels of the game.

After an indifferent season last year the new management team are looking to make an early start to pre-season and are hoping to bring some important signings for the new campaign.

(Story Source: Worsbrough Bridge Athletic)

Roller Help For Worsbrough

18th February, 2010

KoolSport NCEL Division One side Worsbrough Bridge Athletic are looking for help to find a piece of pitch equipment.

They are looking for advice on where is the best place to go to buy a pitch roller as, at the minute, they are using a makeshift one which is causing a few problems.

Anyone who can help is asked to contact one of the club's management team, Ian Shirt, at his email address which is ian_shirt@yahoo.co.uk.

(Story Source: Worsbrough Bridge Athletic)

Worsbrough Name New Boss

12th October, 2009

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic have acted quickly in appointing their new manager.

Their search began when Darrell Bowman decided to step down at the weekend.

Following a meeting yesterday morning, the job was offered to ex-Goole Town manager Mick Norbury who has accepted the position.

A club spokesperson said: "Mick is an excellent coach who has Football League experience as a player and extensive experience and knowledge of non-league football as a player, coach and Manager.

"We are confident that Mick is the right man for the job and he will work initially to improve the league standing and help the club to eventually achieve the success that has for so long been their aspiration.

"We have had interest in the vacancy from several people and we would like to thank those people who have contacted us."

(Story Source: Worsbrough Bridge Athletic)

Worsbrough Manager Search Begins

11th October, 2009

Following a run of poor results at Worsbrough Bridge Athletic, their manager has decided to step down.

Darrell Bowman has said that he felt he had taken this group of players as far as he could.

He stated that they were a very good group of players but that he was finding motivation for both the players and himself more and more difficult as games go by.

He added that the recent run of results has affected his home life and was beginning to affect his health and that he felt that he needed a break to try and recharge his batteries and recover his enthusiasm for the game.

He did not rule out returning to the club, and football in general, in the not too distant future.

Darrell has been in sole charge of Athletic since 2004 after a spell in working alongside Alan Billingham.

The Club accepted his decision with regret, saying: "We sincerely hope that, after a period of recuperation, he will come back to Worsbrough in some capacity - maybe without the pressure of the first team.

"Darrell has worked tirelessly, and very often thanklessly, all of the time that he has been in charge, working on a shoestring budget and he has successfully introduced some good players to the Worsbrough Bridge set up.

"During his time, the team has had good performances and bad ones and this inconsistency has always been the biggest issue that Darrell has had to wrestle with for all the time he has been manager.

"Worsbrough Bridge have the highest regard for Darrell both as a Manager and as a person and we wish him and his family all the best for the future - and we hope to see him back helping at Park Road sooner rather than later."

In the interim the second team manager, Ian Shirt, will take over the first team duties until a replacement is found.

The club are therefore looking for a manager for the first team.

(Story Source: Worsbrough Bridge Athletic)


NCEL Premier Division P Pts +/-
1 Bridlington Town 38 94 87
P Rainworth Miners Welfare 38 83 52
3 Armthorpe Welfare 38 79 54
4 Thackley 38 76 59
5 Scarborough Athletic 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 Railway 38 38 -28
18 Nostell Miners Welfare 38 35 -29
R Shirebrook Town 38 27 -60
R Brodsworth Welfare 38 2 -165
NCEL Division One P Pts +/-
P Tadcaster Albion 34 74 43
P Brighouse Town 34 73 39
3 Leeds Carnegie (-3) 34 72 64
4 Staveley Miners Welfare 34 68 41
5 Barton Town Old Boys 34 60 4
6 Pontefract Collieries 34 59 10
7 Hemsworth Miners Welfare 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 Welfare 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 Athletic 34 20 -50

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