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Worcester City director Mike Davis raises £1,000 with Snowdon climb
10:00am Sunday 6th July 2014 in Sport
WORCESTER City director Mike Davis has helped raise £1,000 for the club after climbing Snowdon.
The Blue and Whites official, who is in his 70s, joined fans from clubs across the country to mark Wrexham’s 150th anniversary.
Organised by the Dragons, Davis scaled Wales’ highest summit to generate funds for City’s supporters’ trust.
He was joined by 15-year-old Liam Wood, son of trust chairman Dave, and reached the top in two hours 20 minutes.
The money will be put towards the trust’s application to Worcester City Council for a new stadium at Perdiswell.
“It was a beautiful morning, we set off at about 10am,” Davis said. “We took one of the harder routes up Snowdon, which started kindly, but took a staggering upturn. It was a really difficult climb.
“Liam was charging ahead of me at one point, but I managed to catch up with him,” the director continued. “There’s still life in my old legs yet.
“It was great to climb with around 100 football fans and, while many were celebrating Wrexham’s 150th year, there was in fact a number of teams represented on the day. It felt like we were one big football family.”
Davis added: “I’m sure the money will be gobbled up quickly, with the council surveys being very important at the moment.
“We have a positive relationship with the council and, while we have experienced delays to our plans in recent times, we know they have our best interests at heart and will continue to work closely with them.”
The City director is planning a charity bike ride to an away game next season.
“The day after the climb I was stiff. Two days later I was really sore. It does take a lot out of you,” he said. “But after that I just thought, what next? A bike ride would be great. I just want to help the club in any way I can.”
Davis is also enthusiastic about events on the field ahead of the new season.
He explained: “It’s not a secret we started badly last year, not helped by our restricted budget. This year, if we can start well, which I know we can, I’m sure we can have a good season.”