YOUNG ROD STEPS FORWARD TO HELP CARLTON JUST LIKE HIS DAD!
Rod Hood, son of the late Steve Hood has come forward to say he wants to help the club raise some much needed funds for the 2019/2020 season.
Rod knows from speaking to his father how much the contributions of volunteers are vital to community football clubs like Carlton.
Steve is well known from saving the Milers Clubhouse from burning down following a mindless arson attack a few years ago.
Steve was treated to a night at the Darts at Nottingham Arena by Chairman Mick Garton as a thankyou and then got involved with the club for a number of years and himself took part in Darts Marathons during Les Mcjannet reign, before finally having to step away due to ill health.
His son Rod has seen all the positivety on social media in recent weeks following the appointments of the new joint managers and wants to do his bit to help the club and at the same time honour his dads memory and the part he played in the club’s recent history.
Rod is to stage a 12 hour Darts Marathon at the Bill Stokeld Stadium in November and is hoping management, players or other supporters will join him to raise money for the club.
Rod wants the event to become regular and mirror the annual Pool Marathon, which is both friendly but extremely competitive at the same time.
Chairman Mick Garton and close friend Tom Nightingale had won that in both 2016 and 2017 but Roger Gailbraith and Gaz Bee took the 2018 and 2019 honours.
Rod wants to do something similar with an annual Darts Marathon with a trophy up for grabs in his dads name.
Chairman Mick Garton thanked Rod for coming forward “It is a fantastic gesture and not only will it help the club, but it will enable us to put something firmly in Steve’s memory by way of the trophy and I’m sure we can get one or two at the club to get behind this, back Rod up with his plans and make it work for the football club” concluded the Millers Chairman.