Worksop Town FC should like to congratulate Jack Tarr on being awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for his services to sport and the community in Bassetlaw.

Jack has been a terrific ambassador for sport in Bassetlaw especially through his work in football, cricket and table tennis in primary schools.

During his leadership of the Bassetlaw Schools’ Football Association he was instrumental in the formation of the girls’ football competition in the area, and girls were allowed to play in mixed teams at junior level for the first time.

He also played a major role in introducing Kwik Cricket to Bassetlaw as a pilot school for Nottinghamshire Schools Cricket Association (NSCA), which was then rolled out to numerous schools. Jack is still President of the NSCA.

It is not just at a local level that Jack has been involved he has also taken key roles at a national sporting level e.g. as vice-chair and chair of the English Schools Football Association, where he actively encouraged young people many of which are now household names.

Many congratulations Jack, fully deserved.

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