UK time is: 13:00:56
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Long serving employees axed

Two long servicing members of staff at Rotherham have been made redundant as a result of the club falling into administration on Tuesday.

Long serving, and award winning groundsman, Bill Corby and Customer Relations Manager Carol Rockett were both made redundant as a result of cost cutting measures by administrator Jeremy Bleazard on Wednesday.

Corby, 57, who had given 25-years of service to the club since 1983 had been named Groundsman of the Year in the Football League on three occasions, he was understandably devastated, he told The Star: "Ironically, I've never seen the pitch looking in better condition at this time of year than it does now.

"Ever since Ken Booth, then chairman, invested money in it by involving a particular firm of specialists to carry out certain work each year, it can stand up to anyone's pitch.

"I've really enjoyed my time there and would like to thank the fans who have always been brilliant with me."

Rockett had given the club over 10-years of service, working in a variety of positions in the Commercial Office including being Commercial Manager, Customer Relations Manager, working in the Ticket Office and working on Hospitality on match days.

Further jobs will inevitably be lost and wage deferrals will be likely, which is all very sad for all concerned.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 20 2008

Time: 3:54PM

Your Comments

Very, very sad news.
rybel_b
sad but not unexpected
Mexbro miller
i agree rybel- very sad
millers4eva
Of the people to go I am actually gob smacked that these were the first two. I also understand other ticket office staff have gone.
herringthorpe
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Worrall Joins Shrimpers (Wednesday July 23 2014)

RUFC - Worrall Leaves Millers (Tuesday July 22 2014)

RUFC - Club Apologises To Fans (Tuesday July 22 2014)

RUFC - Update On Friendly Games (Monday July 21 2014)

RUFC - Millers Looking At Czech? (Monday July 21 2014)

RUFC - Pen Pics - Craig Morgan (Sunday July 20 2014)

Archived Rotherham United Articles

List All Vital Rotherham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. rybel_b 932
2. herringthorpe 719
3. sixpence 261
4. mos60 145
5. miller4life 108
6. MILLER NEZ 34
7. mvmiller 15
8. Millie Miller 14
9. nogginthenog 9
10. zipadeedoodah 5

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Millwall 0 0 0 0 0 0
18. Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
20. Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
21. Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
22. Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0
23. Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Norwich Reject Fer Bid
Norwich : 23/07/2014 12:36:00
RUFC - Worrall Joins Shrimpers
Rotherham : 23/07/2014 11:56:00
Filling the Juke's shoes
Bolton : 23/07/2014 10:02:00
Veteran Signs As Wanderers Player-Coach
Bolton : 23/07/2014 10:00:00
The Championship 2014/15 - Blackpool
Reading : 23/07/2014 10:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

With Gerrard announcing his international retirement who should take over the skippers armband
Suggested By:  
Wayne Rooney 50%
Gary Cahill 50%
Joe Hart 0%
Other 0%