Barflies looking towards new era

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HUCKNALL’S oldest Sunday morning football club is raring to go and looking to a new era as it enters 2013.

Former manager Dean Wealthall quit after four seasons as boss of Plough Barflies last month, citing work commitments and a lack of available players as the main reasons for leaving the role.

That triggered concerns among followers that the Notts Sunday Morning League Premier Premier Division club may face an uncertain future after 25 years in existence, but at a crisis meeting on December 16 it became clear there was massive support from the committee, players past and present and many supporters and the club reiterated its desire to continue and that a new manager was being sought to lead them into a brand new era.

Barflies have also appealed for players and anyone who would like to sponsor the club to come forward and, with a strong committee and a large loyal fan base being among the many reasons any suitors may be impressed enough to come on board.

Club chairman Tony Knowles said: “There were some strong feelings at the meeting we had and it became clear that this historic club must continue.”

The club is now located at H20 on Hucknall High Street after moving from their spiritual home at the Plough and Harrow in 2011.

Anyone interested in helping the club, whether through sponsorship, coaching or playing, can contact Tony Knowles directly on 07946 870925.

Barflies currently sit seventh in the Notts Sunday Morning League Premier Premier Division table.