Ex-defender aiming to start Workington Reds players association
Last updated at 13:01, Thursday, 29 September 2011
Former Workington defender Malcolm Dawes is hoping to kick-start a Reds Players and Past Players Association.
He has organised a dinner in Workington Cricket Club on November 18 when guest speaker will be the former Derby and Nottingham Forest star John McGovern.
Dawes was player coach for Reds under Alan Ashman when the club was on the verge of losing its Football League status. He also played for Aldershot and Hartlepool, as well as Workington’s current Blue Square North rivals Nuneaton.
The north-east based Dawes, however, still has a soft spot for the west Cumbrian club and recently came over to manage the Reds Select against the Manchester United Legends at Borough Park.
“It just struck me that it would be a good thing to try and get some of the old players together again and hopefully form an Association for them. A lot of clubs have similar groups and I think it would be nice to have one at Workington as I know a lot of lads have fond memories of their time with the Reds.
“I already have a number of organisations wanting to take tables and the cricket club can cater for up to 140. I think we can look forward to an entertaining night,” he said.
Former players Ronnie Walker and Chris Kisby are known to be travelling up for the dinner.
First published at 11:30, Thursday, 29 September 2011
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