LAW AND O'NEILLSIGN NEW THREE-YEAR DEALS
Wednesday May 25, 2011
ALFRETON Town manager Nicky Law has had last season's title-winning efforts rewarded with a new three-year contract.
After successive third-placed finishes and tasting defeat in the play-offs in the previous two campaigns, the Reds boss guided Town to a historic Blue Square Bet North title with a ten-point winning margin to take the club into previously unchartered territory.
Law, along with assistant Russ O'Neill, had one year left of their existing contract with the Reds.
But both have agreed to replace that by penning new three-year deals which will keep the highly-rated pair at the Impact Arena until the end of the 2013/14 season.
Everyone at the club will be delighted with the latest piece of the stability jigsaw which will ensure the continuity of the management team since joining the Reds just over four years ago.
The quality within the squad has again been to the forefront in the past week with two players featuring prominently.
Last Thursday, left-back Connor Franklin became the latest Alfreton player to gain an England C international cap.
Franklin, who was superbly consistent throughout last season, played 65 minutes for England in their 1-0 Challenge Trophy Final against Portugal at Northampton Town's Sixfields Stadium before going off with an injury.
Meanwhile, striker Liam Hearn has been named as the Blue Square Bet North player of the month for April.
Hearn finished top scorer for the Reds with 32 goals in the 2010/11 campaign, 30 of them coming in the league. The Reds had a fantastic end to their season and Hearn contributed nearly 50 per cent of their goals during the period, netting 11 of the side's 25 goals in nine games.
The highlight was a hat-trick in just four minutes either side of half-time in the 6-0 home thrashing of play-off bound Guiseley.
This Friday Alfreton are holding their annual presentation dinner/dance at the Boundary in South Normanton where the player of the season awards will be made.
ALFRETON Town are still welcoming additional applications from those interested in a variety of positions which need filling prior to the 2011/12 season.
Interest so far has proved varied but the club still have vacancies for posts including directorships, match day secretary, stewards, commercial assistants, turnstile operators, programme sellers, raffle operators, lottery agents and a match day tannoy operator.
Anyone wishing to be considered for any post can contact the club in the first instance on 01159 392090 extension 107.
ALFRETON Town supporters are reminded that season tickets are now also available by calling in at the Impact Arena between 10am and 4.30pm from Monday to Friday.
There will be a later office time closing time of 6pm on a Thursday and fans can also call in between 10am and noon on Saturday mornings.
Tickets ordered at the ground can be paid for by cash if preferred.
The discount deadline is June 30, just over a month ago, and supporters are being urged to take advantage early and save money.
Prices for individual home league games will be £13 for adults, £7 concessions (senior citizens and children 15 and under who are non Junior Reds members) and £33 for a family ticket.
If purchased before the June 30 discount deadline, season ticket prices will be £229 for adults (aged 16 upwards), £123 for concessions (senior citizens and children 15 and under who are non Junior Reds members) and £584 for a family ticket which is two adults and two children aged 15 and under.
After the deadline, season ticket prices will rise to £243 for adults, £140 for concessions and £608 for a family ticket.
The club will again be issuing ten-game tickets which are priced at £110 adults and £65 concessions before June 30 after which they rise to £120 for adults and £70 concessions. These enable fans to attend any ten home league games of their choosing throughout the season.
Fans wishing to renew or make new applications for a season ticket can pay by credit card by contacting Lisa Towerzey on 01159 392090 extension 107.
Young fans can also save on individual admission by joining the Junior Reds club. Membership for the season is just £5 which admits children 15 and under into each home game for just £2 per match so long as they are accompanied by a full paying adult.