FUND RAISING FOR OUR BRAND NEW
WEST DRIVE FOOTBALL CENTRE, TINTWISTLE SK13 1NB
NEWS UPDATE: Our West Drive Football Centre shell block and brickwork is now built to full height.
Our funding bid to The FA and Premier Legue Facilities fund via The Football Foundation was successful and have been awarded £341,786 towards our project. We have also received confirmation of £75,000 funding from Sport Englands Inspired Facilities. This is a major achievement for our Club which everyone has played a part in. We have to say a massive thank you to Derbyshire FA for their support towards our project and in particular Keely Brown & Matt Bartle. West Drive has now become our permanent home. We have a 25 year lease on our back pitch and a 30 year lease for the enclosed pitch, changing rooms and car park. The improvement works started in summer 2014 with the drainage works to the back pitch. This has massivly improved the condition of the pitch however this was just the start. Improvements were made in Autumn 2015 to the car park & driveway by removing the large hump. Planning permission was granted for our new clubhouse. Building works commenced in Autumn 2016. In early 2017 we hope to commence £65,000 worth of drainage / releveling works to the enclosed pitch which has been funded by Sport Englands Protecting Playing Fields grant.
We now must continue to raise money to put towards our West Drive Football Centre project. This is where ALL our teams will function from. We aim to hold all our summer training here as well as several club events including summer tournaments and fun days / fund raising events in the not to distant future.
FUND RAISING CURRENT TOTAL £20231.00
To achieve these aims we are having a massive fund raising campaign. We started well in 2015 and now we need the final push. At the last club meeting it was decided that each team will come up with fund raising ideas and we are asking for EVERYONES support. If you have any ideas please pass these on to your team managers who will be putting together an action plan.
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