Why Worksop Town FC Junior Section
Worksop Town FC
Hello and welcome to the official SNAP Sponsorship profile of Worksop Town FC.
We're delighted to announce that we’ve now partnered with SNAP Sponsorship and we’re looking for sponsors who are excited about affiliating themselves with a successful grassroots football club in Nottingham. We’re a community club with a long history and big ambitions.
We strive to craft a partnership with our sponsors that meets their specific objectives, whether that be community gifting, social responsibility (CSR), direct sales or brand building.
Whatever your motivation, find out more below. Thank you for visiting our profile.
Why Sponsor Us?
In order to survive and to continually improve our facilities for the local community, the club relies on sponsorship from local businesses – and this is where we would like to work alongside you. We're keen to find sponsors for our Junior section, to ensure football remains inclusive for all children and to help develop our football players of the future.
Increased brand awareness, raising the profile of your business in our community
Do you want to raise the profile of your business or organisation? Worksop Town FC is keen to develop new relationships with businesses who can offer beneficial products and services to our local community.
Sponsoring us will raise the profile of your business and benefit you in the following ways:
- Exposure to hundreds in the area and players and their families from visiting teams
- Publicity in local papers
- Increased brand awareness on our website and social media accounts
- You'll be helping to develop football players of the future
- Satisfaction from giving back to the community
- You’re supporting a much-needed local amenity which brings enjoyment to many.
All revenue raised is returned to the club to improve facilities for our players and spectators who love football.
Engage with our many members and capitalise on our extensive social media following
Worksop Town FC is in the heart of community with links to a massive audience base. In addition to our large membership of over 300 members and our extensive supporter network; Worksop Town FC has a vast digital following of over 22k followers!
As a club, we understand the importance and power of using the internet and social media to increase our reach and we therefore use our website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to promote our club, fixtures and sponsors to all of our supporters and beyond!
We’re an extremely social club who pride themselves on being warm, friendly and family-orientated. We regularly host events throughout the year and we’d be happy to host a sponsored networking event if desired.
Worksop Town FC has an array of sponsorship opportunities which can be tailored to meet your objectives. Through sponsorship, our club will promote your company in a wide variety of ways enriching the profile of your business in our community.
Get involved in grassroots sport and remove economic barriers making sport affordable, accessible and inclusive for all
Sponsorship of a grassroots sport delivers a much higher return on investment than traditional advertising. This is because sponsorship allows your business to become directly involved in activities that are highly valued by local consumers.
Worksop Town FC is proud of its strong bonds with the community and enjoys supporting and engaging with local initiatives. Consumers are known to form strong positive associations with sponsors who support the development of grassroots sport and also contribute to the local area and by directly supporting us, you’re helping to remove economic barriers — making football affordable, accessible and inclusive for all children in the community.
Contact us now to find out more and explore what Worksop Town FC offer you!
The Club Today
Worksop Town Football Club is based in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. The club is nicknamed The Tigers and we play our home games at Sandy Lane in Worksop.
We’re extremely proud of our clear progression pathway from junior through to senior football and throughout the club, WTFC-Junior section's ideals reflect sports core values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship. And recent market research has overwhelmingly shown that the club comes across as being warm and friendly, providing good quality sport for all.
Whilst we are ambitious, we also have a strong family ethos, derived from a commitment to youth sport for all age groups. All this is underwritten by a diverse sponsor base, at a variety of different levels, which aids the club’s financial stability and adds value to our audience.
Our positive philosophy
We encourage all of our youth players to have fun at all times. Winning is obviously great, but learning to lose gracefully is also a very important life lesson for all young players.
Our club officials, managers, players and spectators are encouraged to abide by the FA Respect rules and guidelines at all times.
Enjoy the beautiful game and have fun with your teammates.
“As football coaches we will endeavour to: Develop and prepare our players for the future, both on and off the field. Equally, if not more importantly, we reinforce non-football specific skills such as communication, teamwork, time management, responsibility, discipline and respect for all players.”
History of Our Club
The club was originally founded in 1861, which makes it the fourth oldest association football club in the world. However, the earliest record of football being played by a town club comes from 1873, when a group of 15 Worksopians took on 15 from the Pestalozzian School in the town.
The club joined the Sheffield & District Football League in 1892 and also played in the Sheffield Association League during the late 1890s after an unsuccessful one-year spell in the Midland League.
Worksop re-joined the Midland League in 1900 and became a prominent member of the competition before the First World War. It finished third in the league in 1903 and, in 1908, reached the first round of the FA Cup for the first time, losing 1–9 at Stamford Bridge to Chelsea in front of 18,995 spectators.
After the First World War put a halt to football activity in the town, the game returned in 1919 when Worksop Town and Manton Athletic merged to become Worksop and Manton Athletic, although the Worksop Town name remained in popular usage.
The club joined the Midland League and in 1921 won the competition for the first time. The 1920s provided the club with its best spell in the FA Cup, reaching the first round in four out of six seasons from 1921. In 1923, it drew Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane – the Tigers pulled off a shock by holding Spurs to goal-less draw. The Worksop board decided against hosting the replay at Central Avenue, and it was beaten 0–9 in the replay two days after the original tie, again at White Hart Lane. In 1926, it reached the second round for the first time after beating Coventry City at Central Avenue in the first round – eventually losing by one goal to three to Chesterfield in the next round.
In 1930, the club withdrew from the Midland League and disbanded, with a new club being formed a week later. The new club initially had to play in the Sheffield Association League and Central Combination before joining the Yorkshire League in 1935.
After the end of the Second World War, the club again folded and a new club called Worksop Town Athletic was formed, initially competing in the Sheffield Association League, but later joining the Midland League. In 1956, it progressed to the third round of the FA Cup for the only time in its history, beating Skegness Town and Bradford City before losing to Swindon Town at the County Ground. Worksop won up its second Midland League title in 1966 before becoming a founder member of the Northern Premier League (NPL) two years later. It returned to the Midland League after just one year, however, as the Tigers finished bottom in the NPL's inaugural season.
Worksop won its third and last Midland League title in 1973 and, a year later, re-joined the NPL, eventually finding its feet at this higher level. In 1978, it once more reached the first round of the FA Cup, losing 1–5 to Barnsley at Oakwell. In 1989, it was relegated to Division 1 of the NPL, and had to move to play in Gainsborough when it was evicted from its Central Avenue home. It spent three years in Gainsborough before returning to the newly built Sandy Lane ground in Worksop in 1992.
The Tigers regained NPL Premier Division status in 1998, by which time Chris Waddle was playing for Worksop, and, in 1999, it finished as runner-up in the NPL, only just missing promotion to the Football Conference. In 2004, it was a founder member of the Conference North, but it only lasted three years in the division before being relegated back to the Northern Premier League. It was around this time that the club fell into financial difficulties and lost ownership of its home ground at Sandy Lane, being forced to rent the grounds of Hucknall Town, Ilkeston Town and Retford United for three years.
In 2011, the club finally returned to Sandy Lane, but this time as tenants of Worksop Parramore, which had bought the ground and allowed the Tigers to play there. The 2013–14 season almost saw Worksop promoted back to the Conference North but it was beaten in the league play-off semi-finals. At the end of the season, the club's owner, Jason Clark, revealed that he would no longer be funding the club, plunging it into a financial crisis, and shortly afterwards the decision was taken to resign from the Northern Premier League and to join the Northern Counties East League (NCEL), entering the NCEL's Premier Division.
The drop to the ninth level of the English football league system also meant a first foray into the FA Vase, having previously competed in the FA Trophy. The club has gained considerable success in another cup competition, the prestigious Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup – as of 2014 it had won the competition eleven times.
Worksop was crowned Northern Counties East League champions on 13 April 2019, after beating Albion Sports 4-0.
On 18 March 2023, the club were crowned Champions of the Northern Premier League Division One East with seven games of the season remaining, the first team in English football to secure promotion in the 2022–23 season.
With membership and crowd attendances rising, we have ambitious plans to continue to develop the infrastructure at the club and grow our junior and youth teams.
Naturally, we want to support our sponsors and build them in to our club on a strategic level — allowing all of our partners to benefit from our ever-improving facilities, expanding audience and our community involvement.