In a season that our non-league fans have had very little to shout about, there’s a rainbow on the horizon with the news that the Windsor Food Service chairman Peter Whitehead has bought Worksop Town’s former ground at Sandy Lane.
Contracts were finally signed and exchanged hands yesterday and from next season his team, Sheffield Parramore Sports will play all their league games at the ground which will be renamed The Windsor Food Service Stadium while the club will be renamed Worksop Parramore.
Some more good news is that Peter has asked Worksop Town if they would like to come back home and play their Evo-Stik Premier league games there as well.
Peter took over Sheffield Parramore Sports three-and-a-half years ago and took them out of The Windsor Food Service County Senior League to join the Central Midlands League. They moved to play their home games at Don Valley.
After winning the Premier Division two seasons ago they were promoted to the Supreme Division, where they are currently top and though second-placed Pinxton FC might catch them, the Derbyshire club can’t gain promotion because of the ground facilities. It leaves Peter’s team with a great chance of promotion to the KoolSports NCE First Division next season.
Of course with very little activity at the ground, it needs a lot of work on and off the pitch, all of which he has in hand.
His invitation to Worksop Town is a big boost for the Tigers who have endured three seasons in the wilderness, with various ‘home’ games being played at Hucknall Town, Ilkeston Town and currently at Retford United.