Dereham club bosses appeal for more support

Dereham v Romford
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017

Dereham v Romford Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Bosses at a football club are appealing for more people to get on board and help it build on the success it has achieved in recent years.

Dereham Town's first and reserve teams are now playing at the highest levels in their history.

But the club still needs more committee members, sponsorship and supporters.

Committee member Neil Sturman said: 'There are several things we need to do at the club.

'What we need to achieve is to try and encourage more people to come and support us.

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'We are also looking for anyone with spare time to get involved on the committee side of things.

'And we are also looking for sponsorship- in fact, we are crying out for more sponsorship.'

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The appeal comes with the first team, which plays at Aldiss Park in Norwich Road, Dereham, in mid-table in the Ryman League North Division.

They secured promotion by winning the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League Premier Division title in the 2012/13 season.

The team lost 3-2 to Romford on the weekend, when the attendance was just 128.

Mr Sturman added: 'Grassroots football does struggle, and that's why we are trying to drum up some support. We also have a clubhouse/ function room available for hire.'

The reserves are in the Thurlow Nunn First Division, the same level at which the first team played nine years ago.

Committee members will be expected to attend meetings once a month and to help out on match days.

People with ideas about how to generate income and move the club forward are also needed.

Matt Henman, who has been the first team manager for 10 years, is also calling on people who may have moved to the area to get involved with the club.

Anyone interested in joining the committee can call the club on 01362 690460 or speak to a committee member on match days.

See more on Dereham Town Football Club on this week's sports pages .

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