New teams are wanted

The Hornes Construction Ltd Worksop Sunday Football League are on the lookout for new teams for next season.

With the current campaign more than halfway complete, press officer Paul Illingworth told the Guardian what it takes to enter a team.

“A team ideally needs a good base, a place where you can raise funds and call home, in Sunday League football this usually comes in the form of a pub.”

“You need to provide your own kit and pay an affiliation cost of £115 to Sheffield and Hallamshire FA and £60 to the Worksop Sunday League. This is mandatory for all teams.” Referees are allocated to games by the league, and come at a cost of £22 per game.

Council pitches can also be supplied by the league in Worksop and Carlton, with an additional cost of £20 per game – paid at the end of the season.

But the most vital ingredient is an administrator, according to Illingworth.

“A good secretary is needed, someone who is efficient with paperwork and the internet,” he said.

Seven teams have dropped out of the league in the past 18 months, and the league committee is keen to add some fresh blood to boost competition.

But the press officer is positive about the state of the Sunday game.

He added: “The league now have a fully up to date website, a Facebook page and more sponsorship.”

“All that is needed now is new teams in Worksop and the surrounding areas.”

For more information email or call either Rob Horne on 07789 646199 or Dave Crisp on 01909 481248.