28 Feb 2021 in News
The Saddleworth Rangers ground is to be named after club Chairman, Shane Wilson, in a tribute to honour his memory after he passed away in December.
New signs will be erected to welcome visitors to the ‘Jocky Wilson Stadium’.
Shane’s wife Karen, who’s one of the club’s Welfare Officers, said; “As a family we’re honoured that the ground is to be named in Shane’s memory. Shane’s ashes will be laid to rest at the club so it’s a fitting tribute and a lasting legacy for the club he loved so much.”
Shane had just turned 50 when he died on New Year’s Eve after a long battle with cancer. A party to celebrate his life is being planned for later in the year.
The Committee agreed the tribute, alongside a plan to commission a special kit for the 2022 season, at its meeting this month.
Treasurer, Karen Thompson, said “It was felt that we should have a permanent reminder for all who visit us of our beloved Chairman so it seemed fitting to name the ground after him. The ‘Jocky Wilson Stadium’ will now be the home of Saddleworth Rangers.”
Within the Shaw Hall Bank road ground, our stand will continue to be the Grimwood Family Stand. It’s named to honour the memory of former club President, Chris Grimwood, and his son Phillip, who passed away when he was a teenager.