Peter Smurthwaite, Chairman of Bridlington Town Football Club, has released the following statement: “We are pleased to announce we have made an agreement with Burlington Jackdaws and Bridlington Rovers to be part of a pathway to Bridlington Town AFC with Bridlington Rovers Lions becoming the Bridlington Town reserve team and play in the Humber Premier League Division 1 and will play under the name of Bridlington Town Rovers, they will be coached by Steve Lister who will be assisted by Mark Pratley and Paul Webb, home games will be played at Queensgate.
I am pleased we are able to link up with these two well respected community clubs our own investment in the new clubhouse was to help us invest more in the local community, this fits in well with the other initiatives involving the community with the “Run with it” School’s programme and “Andy’s Man Club” and the hiring of rooms for teaching purposes.
We will be looking to encourage young players in the town to be able to aspire to wanting to play for the first team. Brett Agnew and his assistants will also be holding occasional coaching sessions at the Bridlington CYP. We are now able to share facilities which will benefit all three clubs. We will be looking to organise some pre-season friendlies to be played at Queensgate.”