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News 2010/11

Summer Ball

The Whitby Town FC Summer Dance takes place on Friday 15th July in the WTFC Clubhouse at the Turnbull Ground.
Acts confirmed so far include “The Committee” and “Carl Robinson” but look out for further artistes and timings as the Club still aim to put on a full night of entertainment. The Summer Raffle will also be drawn on the night with valuable Cash Prizes on offer and raffle tickets will be on sale well before the event. So keep watching out for more details or you can contact Martin Hart at the Club.

Pitch Inspection Noon 03/12/10

The club wishes to thank all the volunteers who have offered their services to clear the pitch, but there is 5 inches of snow which would take an army to clear, all armed with shovels and barrows! There is also the small matter of ice under the sea the snow at the sea end. The snow would have to be heaped around the outside of the pitch but if there was a frost on Friday evening this would then be dangerous for the players on Saturday. If the pitch is cleared and there was a frost then the game could be off on Staurday because the pitch was frozen. In addition the snow on the terraces would have to be cleared away especially because NYCC trading standards are attending the match on Saturday to inspect our Sfatye procedures!

Then there is the car park which is dangerous and would need clearing/salting.

Finally the road to Pickering is still closed!


Graham Manser

Tommy Cassidy Appointed Blues Manager

The club is pleased to announce the appointment of former Northern Ireland and Newcastle United footballer Tommy Cassidy as manager. Tommy has managed Apoel in Cyprus, Glentoran, Ards and Sligo Rovers, but more importantly at Workington when they were in the UniBond First Division bottom 3 and saved them relegation, got them promoted to the UniBond Premier then to the Conference North and eventually in 2006/07 into the Conference North play offs. Tommy then moved on to the ill fated Newcastle Blue Star which was his last managerial post.

Tommy will take charge of team affairs for the away match at Nantwich Town this coming Saturday and will have complete control over footballing matters.

The club would like also to thank Bob Scaife for managing the club on a temporary basis following the resignation of Harry Dunn and overseeing an unbeaten league programme as well as a tremendous FA Trophy victory at Hednesford Town.

Bob Scaife - Club Statement

Whitby Town Football Club, on Monday 18th October can confirm that they have parted company with caretaker manager Bob Scaife.

The reason for the departure is that numerous members of the club's volunteers resented Bob Scaife for taking his full contract entitlement when he was dismissed in 1995.

The committee feel that they have no alternative than to back the the club's volunteers and as such have decided , after consultation with Bob, to part company and seek alternative management.

Harry Dunn - Club Statement

It is with regret that the club has to announce Harry Dunn's resignation as manager.

There is no animosity on either side, Harry feels he has taken this team as far as he can and is hopeful that a new manager can avoid the threat of relegation as there are almost 90 points to play for.

The club wishes to thank Harry for his hard work and having the courage to return to the club for a second time.

Harry, Sue and Louise will be welcome visitors to the Turnbull in the future.

The club's committee will be meeting shortly to consider the managerial vacancy.

Blues target £10k windfall

Whitby Town Football Club has teamed up with the Whitby Gazette and our readers in a bid to win £10,000 of improved facilities at the Turnbull Ground.

Courtesy of new sponsors Evo-Stik and in partnership with leading builders’ merchant, Travis Perkins, clubs in The Evo-Stik Northern Premier League have the opportunity to bag a £10,000 voucher, which can be redeemed at any Travis Perkins outlet nationwide against materials to upgrade club facilities.

The competition, launched by Evo-Stik, is asking clubs in the league to prove on film, in no more than three minutes, why their club deserves to win the five-figure prize, as well as capturing the essence of non-league football.

Club chairman Graham Manser said; “Whitby Town is throwing everything including the kitchen sink into winning this competition and is encouraging any of our supporters who have winning suggestions or filming tips to come forward! Evo-Stik is encouraging creativity, humour and artistic license so how we present our entry is completely down to us.

“Improving facilities at the club for both players and fans is always top of the agenda but is often cost prohibitive so we are grabbing this opportunity from with both hands. Our players, fans and volunteers demonstrate passion for the club and the non-league game week in, week out and to win this investment for them would be just fantastic.”

Mark Harris, Chairman of the Evo-Stik League said: “We are delighted to see our new sponsor, Evo-Stik, launching this initiative, which we are sure will be the first of many. The quality of club facilities in the non-league game varies substantially and many clubs are constantly battling against budget restraints for required works and improvements.

“Non-league football plays such an important role in the wider English game, as supported by Sir Geoff Hurst at the recent launch of Evo-Stik as our new sponsor. Initiatives such as this are critical to highlighting the required support and investment many non-league clubs are in such desperate need of.”

Whitby Town has until the 30th September to create a masterpiece worthy of the windfall. Following this date, five finalists will be selected by a judging panel and put to the public vote via The Evo-Stik League website from the 18th October. The winner will be announced on the 15th November.

If you think you can help the club, please contact Graham Manser on (01947) 605921 or visit www.whitby-town.com

More details are available on: www.evostikleague.co.uk