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.
Update 30 October 2020
We are delighted to announce that the new changing rooms were opened and used for the first time on 24th October for our home game against Rusthall FC
Following 15 months of hard slog, time and effort and being thwarted by terrible weather and the Coronavirus pandemic it is great to now be in this position.
Project Manager Mel Rayfield said, “ With the undertaking of such an ambitious project and with the many problems that were out of our control along the way, it has been a steep learning curve for everyone involved in the construction of the building. However, we would not have been able to complete the project had it not been for the fantastic financial donations and support from so many people associated with the club, the great help of a grant from the FA Football Foundation, and the support of the Snodland Partnership.”
Club chairman, Dave Jeal, commented, “The management committee have worked tirelessly over the past 8 years to get us to where we are today, the progress made at the ground and as a club has been fantastic. The new changing rooms are a result of all this hard work, and I am very proud we have a facility that will be there for many years to come for our teams to use and enjoy. The changing rooms have been completed to a very high standard and anybody that has seen them has been very impressed. My thanks must go to our development director Mel Rayfield who has project managed the build from scratch, closely supported by Alan Totham in recent months. There have been many people involved from the committee, club members and local businesses who have supported us financially all of which has been greatly received.“
However the work continues as phase 2, the hospitality suite, is still to be completed.
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