In a full-page infomercial published in last weekend’s Non League Paper, Kane expressed his desire to attract funds that would help Trinity compete on equal footing with better-resourced clubs at home. step three of the pyramid and above, in a bid to tap into the great interest in the club which averages more than 500 people.
And as he is also debt-free, Kane is keen to stress that any new funding would be invested directly into Trinity’s overall infrastructure – from its thriving junior section and women’s side through to the U21s and first team.
He said: “Competing with teams with bigger budgets has always been a problem when trying to establish a winning team.
“But something we have always tried to do is safeguard the long-term future of football at Gainsborough. We have strived to build a strong foundation because the aim must be at least a second leg return.”
Led by head coach Tom Shaw, Trinity currently sit 17th in the NPL Premier Division, but the crowds continue to hold their own, helped by the team’s good home form throughout the season and pulled of a city with a growing population of over 23,000.
Kane added: “The numbers we get always surprise me. Sometimes I think if it rains and it rains we won’t have a lot of supporters and then 500 supporters through the turnstiles.
Kane described the kind of financial support he now wants to provide.
He said: “Things are taking shape. Maybe we need that shot in the arm, that extra push to get the club going.
“The facilities we have are the envy of some clubs at our level and above.
“We want forward-thinking directors who are willing to commit financially to the club and to roll up their sleeves and get involved, working alongside myself and the other directors.
“All together pulling in the right direction to ensure that in a few years time we have this boy who started in our Under-8 team, making his team debut in front of a crowd of over 1,000.”