“they (Non-League Yorkshire) do a great job of promoting clubs and helping to boost non-league football in the area”
In his first full year of management, 33 year old Grant Black has over seen the best season at Ingfield in the recent past, the fourth place league finish and play-off final appearance just two of many highlights this season.
Black has now added to that with a personal accolade as he has been named Non-League Yorkshire Manager of the Year beating the likes of Farsley Celtic duo Neil Parsley & John Deacey and former Ossett Town manager Craig Elliot.
On receiving the award Black says “it's a great honour to have got on the shortlist but to then win against such a good list of managers is even sweeter the award is only possible with having to great people with me in Micky Norbury and Steve Ridley who are brilliant at what they do and it's a team effort with them that has helped the club since we came on”.
“The club itself have been great, letting us concentrate on football whilst they work hard off the field to try and match what we want to do on it. But the biggest thanks has to go to the players who from day one have been fantastic there attitudes desire and personalities all help to match the ability they all have and we can't thank them enough for what they have done”
Black also spoke highly of Non-League Yorkshire saying “they do a great job of promoting clubs and helping to boost non-league football in the area”.
Updated 11:53 - 9 May 2017 by Neil Spofforth
Grant Black is pictured at the recent presentation night receiving his award from Non-League Yorkshire’s James Grayson. Picture by Mark Gledhill