Thornaby FC secretary and treasurer Trevor Wing (left) celebrates the membership’s promotion with Peter Scott as work continues to enhance the bottom’s amenities.
Scott Bros. is supporting newly-promoted Thornaby FC by serving to improve its Teesdale Park floor because the membership prepares for all times in Division One of many Northern League.
The Stockton-based haulage and plant rent agency has cleared and levelled an space behind the North Finish objective to create a 150-space parking space – permitting the membership to satisfy extra stringent league necessities.
David Scott Snr, who based the household agency, is the membership’s President and a former chairman of Stockton FC earlier than it was renamed Thornaby FC in 2000.
Trevor Wing, membership secretary and treasurer, stated: “With out the monetary and sensible help offered by David Scott Snr and Scott Bros. over a few years, we wouldn’t be within the place to attain promotion now. Everybody related with Thornaby FC actually appreciates the massive contribution the Scott household has made.
“Not so way back the longer term appeared bleak however, after a ten-year absence, the membership is again in Division One and we hope that is the beginning of an actual revival in its fortunes.
“A substantial amount of effort has gone into bettering the amenities to satisfy the requirements required in Division One and we hope it will entice much more followers to our video games and generate extra revenue.”
The membership has suffered a number of setbacks over time and the longer term appeared bleak when the facet was forcibly relegated because of the state of the bottom following a spate of vandalism, fly tipping and thefts.
At one level, its matches had been being attended by simply 30 individuals and the membership was not making sufficient cash to even cowl the referee’s price.
Since then, officers, supporters and the neighborhood has rallied collectively and in recent times the bottom has benefited from a variety of enhancements, together with the refurbishment of the stand. This season the membership, which has attracted crowds of as much as 500, completed second in Division Two, assuring automated promotion.
Scott Bros. has carried out numerous work free-of-charge on the membership together with offering excavators, high soil, a pitch curler, endeavor lawnmower repairs and filling in potholes.
It has additionally contributed financially to such tasks because the alternative of the floodlights and refurbishment of the gamers’ altering rooms.
Firm director Peter Scott nonetheless remembers, on the age of ten, being membership mascot throughout the 1986/87 season, attending each match house and away till 1990, when he grew to become a Middlesbrough FC season ticket holder.
He stated: “We’re soccer followers and help all of the native sides on Teesside however, because of my dad being membership President we have now a robust affinity to Thornaby FC.
“It has accomplished tremendously nicely to return to Division One following an extended absence and we’re happy to do our half by creating this followers’ parking space.
“We’re a household agency and Thornaby FC is a neighborhood membership and, as such, we hope our efforts will assist it go from power to power to draw extra success and supporters.”
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