Thursday, May 14, 2020
NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR BRIGG TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB
Brigg Town Football Club has gained national recognition, and thanked all supporters for playing their part.
Despite the Zebras' 2019/2020 season being curtailed because of the Coronavirus emergency lockdown, they have merited a mention in a table of the most watched non-league clubs across the UK at a similar level within the football pyramid structure.
Brigg came 60th out of hundreds with an average of 164 fans watching home games at the Hawthorns.
That's impressive for a club from a small market town, as many other teams in the top 60 are from much bigger places.
Brigg are also in the second tier of the Northern Counties East - not the top flight.
And the Zebras did not have a particularly successful playing season, although they were clear of the relegation zone when the curtain came down.
Brigg Town Community Interest Club has thanked all fans for their support and set sights on advancing into the top 20 of rankings compiled by NonLeagueMatters.
Founded in 1864, Brigg Town FC is one of the oldest in the world still playing The Beautiful Game.
Pips Kitchen - serving refreshments in the licensed clubhouse - was a welcome addition last season.
Town also re-introduced a reserve team.
Picture of the Hawthorns courtesy of Neil Stapleton.