Three months after leaving Park Road, Worsbrough Bridge Athletic’s return to their former ground has been officially rubber-stamped by the Toolstation Northern Counties East Football League.
The Briggers left their home of 92 years in October due to a variety of reasons, including floodlight problems, and had a brief stay at the Grimethorpe Sports Ground before Maltby Main agreed a temporary groundshare with the Division One side.
Now, the club and the Worsbrough Sports Development Association (WSDA) who run the ground have got together to make it possible for a return to Park Road.
And, after an inspection yesterday by the league’s ground grading secretary Ian Cox and secretary Brian Gould, the move has been ratified by the NCEL.
Due to League Rule 8.14 that requires a minimum of six days’ notification of fixture changes, upcoming home matches with Teversal (Saturday) and Shirebrook Town (Tuesday) will still be played at Maltby.
But, once the relevant paperwork has been received by the league, all future home matches may be played at Park Road.
A statement from the club read: “Worsbrough Bridge Athletic FC would like to thank all the parties involved from the community, the football club and the trustees of the WSDA who have all worked together to take football back to Park Road and we look forward to a long term partnership over the coming years that will yet again provide stability to the football club within the Worsbrough community.”
A spokesperson from the WSDA added: “WSDA are very happy to see Worsbrough Bridge Athletic FC back at our Park Road site. We have some fantastic facilities here and it is good to see football at the very high level returning.”