Rowe hails “outstanding work” to get game on

James Rowe hailed the contribution made by volunteers who helped the ground staff ensure that yesterday’s game against Solihull Moors went ahead.

Community Trust staff, volunteers, members of the Spireites Football for Life team and representatives of Wingerworth JSA, a partner of the Trust, ensured the pitch covers were put in place and taken off when required in the days leading up to the game. They were also on hand to help clear snow from the pitch in the build-up to kick-off.

Community Trust staff and volunteers pictured on the concourse

Rowe was full of praise for all the effort put in, saying: “I just want to thank the volunteers and obviously the groundsman for the outstanding work they’ve done for the four days.

“Without it, the game wouldn’t have gone ahead so it’s a good win for the supporter-base in general because it’s a new year and another win, but in particular the volunteers.

“It’s outstanding and I love to see it. That’s what we are here, a community club, so I just want to thank them.”

Chief executive John Croot added his thanks, saying: “It’s teamwork like this that has led to the Community Trust taking over the club.”