"We've got that want to win mentality!" Holwell Sports putting in the work as they aim to turn ambition into reality

Chairman Graham Lewin pleased with progress...

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 9:05 am
Updated Thursday, 18th March 2021, 9:06 am
Sports haven't completed a season since the 2018-19 campaign. Photo: Alison Bagley.

Holwell Sports chairman Graham Lewin has been happy with the clubs’ progress on and field - but hopes the best is yet to come.

Since Sports’ UCL Division One season was curtailed, the club have been working behind the scenes in a bid to turn ambitions into reality.

“We want to win, we’ve got that want to win mentality,” Mr Lewin told The Times.

“I don’t want to come across as a content chairman as that ambition and spark is still there to do well, to get bigger crowds, which we’ve started getting now.

“As a committee we’re ambitious and what we’ve done over the last 12 months at the ground has been exceptional.

“We have ambition and would love to get up to step five. But we have to take it one step at a time.”

While promotion remains the ultimate ambition, there are other targets being set.

“I’m happy to do well in step six,” Mr Lewin added.

“Step five would be absolutely fantastic along the way, but to qualify for the FA Cup and FA Vase and have a good run in them would be a big thing for the club.”

Due to Covid-19 playing havoc with the past two campaigns, manager Neil Miller and his current crop of players are yet to play a full season together.

But the Sports chairman is adamant that progress is being made and hopes that will put the club in good stead for when action can return.

“It’s two seasons now where all management and players have not done a full season,” Mr Lewin continued.

“It’s been terrible, Saturdays all my life are football. Being chairman of the club you’re up the ground a few times a week, liaising with the manager and, like a lot of chairman I’m hands on with the players as well.

“It’s been terrible not having that every week. But I feel we’ve got a good group of lads together with the management team - I get on very well with Neil and have a lot of time for him.

“I feel the lads now are getting to know each other a bit better because it’s been on-off, on-off, hit-miss. The squad now is capable of doing