TONY HENSON IS NEW COMMERCIAL MANAGER
Wednesday Oct 17, 2012
FORMER REDS PLAYER APPOINTED
Alfreton Town have appointed a former record-breaking player as their new commercial manager.
Tony Henson, played for the Reds back in the late 1970's, scoring 31 goals in 92 appearances before moving up the road to Chesterfield in 1981 for a then club record transfer fee of £1500.
He played with the Spireites professionally for two seasons until a knee injury cut short his career at the tender age of 24.
Local businessman Henson, 52, who lives in Alfreton, has been a regular visitor to the Impact Arena over the last few seasons.
He has recently opened a new business venture in Riddings, a shop opposite the Red Lion public house which doubles up as a tattooists and gents and boys hairdressers called Tatts and Trims.
He now faces a very different challenge to aid Alfreton's bid to become established in the Conference Premier Division, but has years of experience in retail sales to call on having worked for DFS, and Alfreton and Shirland Golf Club's.
"I love Alfreton Town Football Club and have done for years and years, always following the club's results. I have become a regular home and away supporter for the last four years" said Tony.
"I had been away from the club for around 30 years but when I started visiting again, I was introduced to the people there and invited into the directors box and that meant a lot to me.
"After a few chats with chairman Wayne Bradley, I sent him my CV and he must have seen something in there he liked because I was set on!
"I will be dealing with advertising and sponsorship for the club and I can't wait to get started" he ended.
Any local individuals or businesses interested in sponsoring the Reds can contact Tony direct on 07961 670368.
FA Cup home tie
This Saturday Alfreton turn their attentions to the FA Cup and a fourth qualifying round home tie against fellow Blue Square Bet Premier Division rivals Gateshead.
It will be a first ever FA Cup tie against the Tynesiders for the Reds and Nicky Law's side will be looking to reach the first round proper for the third time in the last five seasons. As well as a place in the draw for the first round proper, there is also £12,500 prize money for the winners of the tie.
The game will not be segregated but supporters should note that the tie is an all-pay game under FA rules and regulations and the usual Early Bird Match Ticket scheme will not be operated for this fixture.
Should a replay be necessary, this will take place at the International Stadium in Gateshead on Tuesday, October 23 with a 7.45pm kick-off.
The Reds extended their unbeaten away run in the league to four games after a goalless draw at Ebbsfleet United last Saturday.