Ossett United Supporters’ Lockdown Project

Manager Wayne Benn and fresh sign, defender Ross Killock in the new bar.

The winter months of lockdown have dragged, haven’t they?

We’ve all found new ways of filling our time at home and I suppose our house has been a bit stereotypical.

I’ve learned how to make artisan bread, my wife has been making facemasks and our crafty daughter is knitting for England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

Meanwhile, the good folk at Ossett United Supporters’ Club have been hard at work at a lockdown project of their own.

The Supporters’ Club Can Bar used to be a sparse but welcoming upstairs, a portacabin overlooking the Ingfield pitch.

Thanks to an army of volunteers it has been transformed during lockdown into the coolest vantage point in non-league football. A new, state-of-the-art bar has been installed and the walls adorned with colourful memorabilia, kindly donated by supporters from Ossett and beyond.

The club chose the new bar as venue to announce manager Wayne Benn’s first signing ahead of the new season, former Leeds United and Stockport County defender Ross Killock.

Ross has also worn the shirts of Chester City and Scarborough Athletic.

“[Ross Killock] is just the calibre of player I am looking to bring to Ingfield. At 26, he has a lot of experience and at a higher level. I expect Ross will be a leader both on and off the field.”

For Killock it wasn’t a difficult decision to make once he knew of the interest. “I’ve heard a lot of good things about the club, especially the fanbase, who clearly follow the club in large numbers. I cannot wait to get started and play my part in seeing the club pushing forwards on the field,” he said.

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