With a third lockdown hitting on the 4th January, grassroots sport is once again hit hard. People around the country are left without their sporting outlet, and clubs are facing another difficult few months.
Despite the news, the New Year message from Guisborough Town Football Club’s Chairman, Don Cowan, was a positive one. With plenty of praise for the club’s supporters, volunteers, and sponsors.
Donald Cowan said he was very proud to be Chairman of the club and he praised the “fantastic” support that the Priorymen had received during some very difficult times amidst the global Covid-19 pandemic.
He also thanked the management and coaching team at GTFC: “I would like on your behalf to express our appreciation to all our coaches and players from our junior and ladies sections right through to our first team management and squad for their continued loyalty throughout these difficult times.”
The club’s weekly 50FIFTY draw continues. Since being launched last March, the draw has been a huge success and also provided some vital weekly income for the club.
Despite a lack of action on the field, off the field there was a boost when Guisborough announced the signing of a promising new player – striker Adam Preston from neighbours Redcar Athletic.
Meanwhile, Guisborough’s commitment as a club at the heart of its local community was demonstrated once again when they gave selection boxes to every single playing member of their Junior Section.
Guisborough Town also demonstrated their commitment to Redcar & Cleveland Mind, one of the club’s main partners, by raising almost £300 for the charity with donations as part of a virtual sports quiz in December.