Wednesday Jun 26, 2013

Alfreton Town Football Club's involvement in the local community is long, varied, invaluable and something the club are rightly proud of.

Already renowned for their children's coaching schemes throughout the area over the past few years, the club's involvement goes far beyond that.

The Reds have helped dozens of local authorities and well-known national charities with their fund-raising events for a number of years with donations of signed shirts and footballs, other memorabilia, numerous family tickets which enable admission for two adults and two children to home league games, and even bucket collections.

The donations may perhaps be small in stature, but in reality the running total is worth several thousand pounds.

And the club have also opened their doors free of charge for several years for the final of the Stan Brewster Memorial Football tournament.

Reds chairman Wayne Bradley commented: "Both indirectly and directly, the club has been involved in helping big charities like Wish Upon A Star, Cancer Research, Marie Curie, CLIC Sergeant and Help for Heroes as well as lots of local ones including hospitals, pre-schools and the like.

"We are delighted our name is seen and attached in albeit small ways towards helping those less fortunate than ourselves and long may it continue".

Pre-season training
Pre-season training begins on Thursday, June 27 but striker Ashley Worsfold will not be with the Reds as he has chosen to follow Anton Brown and Leigh Franks in moving to Conference North club Harrogate Town.

Alfreton have agreed compensation fees for both Worsfold and Franks under the Bosman ruling.

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