Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Pledge a £1 for Town

12:45 24 October 2012

Barnstaple Town FC

Barnstaple Town FC

Archant

Goalkeeper launches Facebook appeal to help save ailing Western League club.

A FORMER Barnstaple Town goalkeeper has launched a Faceboook appeal to help safeguard the club where he began his career.

Draper, who plays at Toolstation Western League Premier Division side Willand Rovers, is urging people to pledge ‘A Pound For Town’ in a bid to help the team escape a financial crisis that threatens its survival.

He said: “I started my career at Barnstaple Town as a 14-year-old and as a kid I spent most Saturdays as a ball-boy for the first team.

“My dad built the dressing rooms that stand there now as well as playing for the team himself along with his many brothers.

“I also remember my dad taking me down to Mill Road to watch George Best play and took me in the dressing room to meet him.”

Draper hopes to spread the work of the club’s plight on the social networking site and encourage 500 people to pledge £1 a week.

“I believe it would be a sad, sad day should the club fold; it would be awful if the town lost its football team .

“Come on people of Barum.....help save your local club.”

To join the campaign, search for ‘A £1 for town’ on Facebook.

Related articles

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 14:49
Barnstaple will begin their season at Pottington. Picture: Bob Collins

Barnstaple, Bideford, Ilfracombe, South Molton and Torrington have all been released their fixtures for the forthcoming season.

Read more
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Tony Gussin with a 60lb Norway halibut

Angling scene with Tony Gussin

Read more
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Barnstaple ABC's Troy Elworthy. Picture: Submitted

Young Barnstaple boxer will look to impress at weekend semi-final in Milton Keynes

Read more
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Intercontinental and Commonwealth Middleweight champion Tommy Langford presents the trophies to Bidefords Callum Cunningham (right) and Devonports Tyler Dyer. Picture: Submitted

Hundreds enjoy great night of boxing at first village show since 1958

Read more
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
North Devon player Josh King is in the Devon Lions side for the friendly against Somerset 2nd XI at Paignton on Sunday. Picture: Submitted

North Devon players in side to face Somerset on Sunday

Read more
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Torridgeside, pictured with the Brayford Cup, have been promoted to the South West Peninsula League. Picture: Matt Smart

The North Devon Gazette League side will join Appledore in Division One East next season

Read more
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Braunton Reserves beat Hartland 2-0 in the Combe Martin Cup Final. Picture: Rob Bates

Combe Martin Cup silverware goes back to Lobb Field for first time since 2010

Read more
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Sporting Barum's Matt Deakin scored four against Torrington Reserves on Saturday. Picture: Rob Bates

Team could wrap up the perfect season in their final match against Clovelly tonight.

Read more
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Jimmy's Boys celebrate their win.

Non-bowlers competed to win the charity cup in successful day set to become annual event.

Read more
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Sporting Barum wrapped up the Intermediate One with a 3-1 win over Ilfracombe. Picture: Rob Bates

This week’s North Devon Gazette Football League Roundup

Read more

Most Read Sport

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 14°C

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications