Something to cheer again. Four years after reaching the Mummery Cup final and challenging for the Anglian Combination title, Dersingham Rovers are without a senior side but that is all set to change next season.

FOOTBALL: One of the district’s longest-standing names is returning.

Dersingham Rovers, who were founded more than a century ago, are returning to adult football after folding earlier this season.

Rovers, who had been the fourth highest-ranked team in the area, suffered a player crisis and ran only youth teams for the rest of the campaign.

However, the club are aiming to enter two teams in next season’s North West Norfolk League with an aim to return to the Anglian Combination within three seasons.

Harry Collison and Lewis Curson will run the first team after approaching the old committee and expressing an intent to run a side.

Dane Hipkin and Chris Nelligan, who have been with the club since their youth days, will look after the reserves.

Collison said: “There are still some great people involved, with Gary English, Nathan Bunting and Fraser Lindsay staying on the committee.

“Lots of former players have shown interest in coming over for pre-season, along with some exciting new talent.

“We are still looking for sponsors to help get us started, along with volunteers for match day as well as a groundsman to maintain the pitches.

“We can’t wait to get started again.”

To contact the club with any offers of help, email dersinghamfc@gmail.com

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