Grantham Town coach takes club into community

Grantham Town community coach Darren Bills (right) with new sponsor John Bromfield of Discount Cabs.
Grantham Town community coach Darren Bills (right) with new sponsor John Bromfield of Discount Cabs.
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Grantham Town’s new community coach has wasted no time in putting some wheels into motion.

Darren Bills was appointed to help take the town’s major football club into the community and the former Blackstones FC assistant manager already has plans afoot.

Darren this week announced a partnership with community radio station Gravity FM whose plans include reporting live from a home game at The Meres once a month.

He also revealed that he has secured the club a four-figure additional sponsorship deal with Grantham taxi company Discount Cabs.

The Gingerbreads will be playing two friendlies against fellow town club Harrowby United at Dickens Road, with all gate receipts going to the Arrows. Darren said they were also looking to link up with Barrowby FC.

He said: “We are trying to help out other clubs in the town.”

Other plans in the pipeline are to give away tickets to youngsters in town on Saturday mornings prior to home matches at The Meres.

Darren said that he and Grantham Town chairman Peter Railton, and perhaps a player, would be distributing presents to children in the Kingfisher Ward at Grantham Hospital this Christmas.