South Yorkshire Times 24th July 1965
Denaby Fans Have Fund Raising Suggestions
Lack of public support cut down Denaby United Supporters’ Club contribution by around £300 last season. But while public support is so pitifully low, local businesspeople have rallied to the Denaby United flag and the club’s programme is to be increased in size next season to accommodate the number of adverts that have been promised.
Mr. J. A. Allport, secretary/treasurer of the Supporters’ Club, told the “South Yorkshire Times” on Monday that disappointment had been expressed at the club’s annual meeting over the reduction in the contribution from around £800 in the previous season, to just over £500 during the last season. “Lack of support” was to blame, he said, but added, “We have one or two schemes planned to raise more money, and we have already had the promise of one or two fund raising concerts in the near future.
“We are also very pleased with the continued support from local business people, and I am pleased to say that next season the programme will be increased from two to three pages to take the extra adverts.”
United may face their first season back in the Yorkshire League in a new strip – red and white stripes.
The Supporters’ Club is to provide the new strip for the 1965/66 season – and red and white stripes is one suggestion.
After the supporters’ annual meeting, United full-back Frank Foster received the cheque from his benefit match played against Mexborough Town at the end of last season. Club chairman Mr. Eddie Langford made the presentation to Frank, who turns out for his sixth season for Denaby in August.
Newly-elected Supporters’ Club President is Coun. J. Taylor. Mr. Frank Clough, now a life member, has retired because of business commitments. Chairman is Mr. G. McNichols, and after 15 years as secretary Mr. Allport also becomes treasurer.
The Committee is Messrs. E. Barnes, W. Dudhill, J. Pikett, T. Ryder, J. Dainty, J. Lovell, W. Jackson, A. Sturgess, J. Sharples, C. Turner, T. Jackson and B. Phelan.