Boss Brett boosted by Bridlington Town improvements

Bridlington Town player-boss Brett Agnew is impressed by the work being done off the pitch and is aiming to continue that on the pitch when football returns to action.

Thursday, 21st May 2020, 7:57 am
Updated Thursday, 21st May 2020, 8:00 am
Brett Agnew, left, is boosted by the work Brid Town have done off the pitch this month

The Queensgate clubhouse is being replaced, the old clubhouse being donated to Scottish club Bellshill Athletic, only a few miles from Agnew’s home village of Holytown.

He said: “I popped down on Saturday to help out a bit with work at the ground, I helped fill a skip but I was not down there long as it was close to their finishing time.

“I am aiming to get the players down there for Saturday May 3o so we can all do a bit of work maybe a bit of painting or something and do our bit.

“The new clubhouse will help bring income into the club and improvements like this can only improve our chances of attracting new players to Bridlington Town.”

The pitch refurbishment work is also under way at present, although Agnew admits the playing surface would have been perfectly fine for whenever next season starts.

He added: “Our pitch is the envy of many, its such a great surface, it was looking so good we could have left it. Pete (Smurthwaite) has this work done every summer and has a top team working on it. The groundstaff are superb and do a great job, and I’m confident we can do well when we return to action on the pitch.”

Agnew was also delighted that the Supporters Club helped pay for the pitch work.

He said: “It is great that the fans help out by giving us money for this work every yea, and they do so much for us throughout the year for us and it shows how much of a community club we are at Brid.”

The donation of the clubhouse to Bellshill sparked memories for the player-boss.

He said: “Dom Taylor spotted that Bellshill needed help and then Pete offered them the clubhouse, which is a great story.I grew up in Holytown, just a few miles from Bellshill.

“It reminded me of when I used to watch Bellshill as a youngster, at the time Tommy Coyne, formerly of Celtic, was their manager.”