Wasps to hold a fundraising night

Winster Wasp, in the Roden Cup final
Winster Wasp, in the Roden Cup final
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BASLOW may have beaten them 3-1 in the final of last week’s Roden Cup, but for Winster Wasps this has been a season of real progress on the pitch.

Off the pitch, there was sadness following the tragic death of popular player Jonathan Harper, in a road accident back in October.

On the playing front, Wasps, who managed their first ever competitive win last season in their third year of league football, racked up six Hope Valley League wins this time out.

Now they are to hold a fundraising race night, this Saturday, May 19, at the Burton Institute, Winster, from 6.30pm. Entry to the race night is £3 (including food).

Player Jimmy Millett explained: “We’re going to split the money raised half and half between the club and Winster Play Area Group.

“We want to get some permanent changing rooms for where we play, and also put up a dugout in Jonathan’s memory. We’ll also be holding the presentation of our awards for the season so it should be a good night.”

Looking back on the season, Jimmy said: “We added a few younger players to the squad this time out and that’s brought the average age down into the 20s. We’ve done a lot better and it was a great way to end things by getting into the Roden Cup final. It was a nice experience and the team got a runner-up trophy, plus we all got medals too. Now we’re hoping to raise as much money at the race night.”