After many years of designing and planning, work started on Friday 31st May 2019 for the clubs new Changing Rooms and Hospitality facilities.
Planning permission was granted along with our Grandstand, Floodlights and Perimeter Fencing a few years ago, but it is only now, after achieving an FA Football Stadia Grant, a grant from The Snodland Partnership and various donations and sponsorship from within the club and local community, that we have got to the position of building work commencing.
This is a major step in the clubs history as it will make us totally self contained within the ground, satisfying all Southern Counties East Football League requirements. It will also enable the club to move forward in its ambition to reach a higher level in the national football pyramid.
Club Chairman, Dave Jeal, commented. “This is a momentous step forward in the clubs history and my grateful thanks goes to those within the club who put in a great deal of time and effort to achieve this moment. Thanks must also go to several supporters of the club who have also given time or donations towards this project.”
Currently there is no completion date but we will be keeping you updated on the progress of the build. Photos will appear below throughout the various stages of construction so that you can gauge how the project is progressing.
We would like to thank all those who have helped us build our new clubhouse so far.
SPONSORSHIP & DONATIONS
Tony Colyer (Carpenter)
Lee Stuckey (Electrician)
Ian Butterfield (Painter)
Specialist Screed (Flooring)
Huge thanks also to all those supporters and people not directly associated with the club
who have donated money towards the project.
Project Update: 7 March 2021
Since our last report we have been able to press forward with work at Potyns.
A certain amount of plumbing, electrical and plasterboard work has been able to be carried out inside, but the most significant improvement has been to the outside, thanks to our friends at G.I. LANDSCAPES and TARMAC Ltd.
Adam Idle and his men at G.I. Landscapes very kindly supplied their expertise and labour free of charge to landscape the area around the new hospitality building up to the top of the ground plus the area from the double gates up to the tea hut. Local company Tarmac Ltd then supplied the Type 1 ready for then to supply and lay the tarmac to both areas over a period of two days last week. It now means there is hard standing for all supporters without the possibility of getting muddy feet in wet weather.
Although there’s still work to do inside, the club is extremely grateful to both G.I.LANDSCAPES and TARMAC Ltd, as without their help we would be a long way from being ready for the potential start of a new football season.