Blackstones are on the look-out for volunteers

Addie Staffieri in action for Blackstones against Harborough Town'Photo: Geoff Atton

Addie Staffieri in action for Blackstones against Harborough Town'Photo: Geoff Atton

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Blackstones Football Club may be forced to drop their reserve side next season if volunteers do not step forward to help the club.

The Lincoln Road club currently runs a first and reserves side in the United Counties League but they revealed this week how a shortage of helpers may force a re-think.

Club secretary Ian MacGillivray said: “Blackstones like all non-league clubs are struggling to find persons willing to volunteer for committee duties.

“The situation for the first time at Blackstones is reaching the point when they are considering whether they will have enough people for two Saturday sides to be run. The decision on this may have to be made by the end of this current season.”

He added: “The shortage of committee people does not only apply at Blackstones. This was a major talking point at a recent UCL forum meeting when the majority of clubs voiced their concern as to the future of non-league Football with the failure of younger persons not getting involved with club administration.”

Anybody interested in volunteering at Blackstones should contact Mr MacGillivray on 01780 762232.

On the pitch, Blackstones beat Harborough Town 4-2 at Lincoln Road on Saturday but went down 2-0 at Wellingborough on Tuesday.

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