New line up at Immingham Town FC includes Mariners legend John McDermott

Former Grimsby Town player and Mariners legend John McDermott has become one of four new directors at the helm of Immingham Town FC.

The club, known affectionately as The Pilgrims, has announced the appointment of four new directors to drive forward the club’s ambitious plans for the redevelopment of the Woodlands Stadium.

John McDermott spent all his playing career, all 20 years, at Grimsby Town FC. He holds the club record for the number of appearances for the Mariners with 647 league games and 754, overall.


He later took manager roles with Alfreton in Derbyshire and Boston United. Now he is teaming up with Lee Mullen, Ben Robinson and Rob Mortimore, who join the Pilgrims with a wealth of experience and will play a major part in delivering a community facility for Immingham and the surrounding areas at Woodlands.

Lee has vast experience in the Football League as Director of Grimsby Town, as well as a stint as Director at Alfreton Town. Speaking to Grimsby Live, Mullen said: "I am delighted to be invited to be involved in this exciting opportunity to bring Immingham Town FC back from the brink of being no more. This is a great opportunity, with a blank canvas, to bring the community together by building a community facility for the people of Immingham."

Grimsby Town legend ‘Macca’ echoed these sentiments, saying: “It’s an honour to be asked to be part of Immingham Town FC. The club has a great history. I’m excited to work alongside the current board members and Lee and Ben, who I know well from previous successful projects. I’m looking forward to working with the coaching staff at the club, and bringing a successful structure, both on and off the pitch."

With ambitious plans to deliver a community facility at Woodlands, including a state-of-the-art football facility, along with community spaces, recreation areas and leisure facilities, Immingham Town FC is working with local partners and national funders to turn its vision into a reality for the people of Immingham.

Ben Robinson said: “This project really is about delivering a fantastic facility for the local community, with the football club as the catalyst. Woodlands has incredible potential, and it’s a breath of fresh air to be working together with Lee, John, Rob, the existing members of the board, and the local partners we’ve already engaged with.

"This will take a lot of effort, dedication and hard work, and we’re keen to involve the local community at every step.”

If you are interested in becoming involved in this ambitious plan, contact