On Monday we received a message from former player and manager Sean Hancock (Shorty), saying he intended to run 10km a day until the start of the season, in the hope of raising some much needed funds for the club.
What a fantastic gesture this is, and on behalf of the club and its supporters, we offer him a HUGE thank you and wish him the best of luck. His GoFundMe page where you can donate can be found here. He intends to post regular updates on there of his daily runs. Please support him and us if you can.
Posted by Shorty on his donation page
As you may know Hanley Town is local football club with two senior teams and an academy for younger football enthusiasts.
With the current pandemic hitting a lot of people, it’s not just businesses that are affected but also sports teams.
I am going to run 10 km everyday until the beginning of the season (if it starts on the normal day, 16th August), that is 103 days (as of 4th May when I started) and a total of 1020km. This is almost the equivalent of running to Berlin in Germany.
I hope everyone can help as much as possible to keep Hanley Town FC running smoothly and prepare for the upcoming season.
Thank you all