Development

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EllJnsReportNov2017

Our Development

What we have achieved so far

The Land
The land was generously given to us by Alcan. The legal costs to get everything transferred to the club amounted to £10,000. This was paid for with club funds
We had to fence off the land and this cost £50,000. Money for this came from The Community Foundation, Banks Mining, Sir James Knott, The Community Chest, The Parish Council and the Club

The Pitches
Work on the field started 6 weeks ago. The site has been cleared and levelled. Drainage has been put in and the field is nearly ready to be seeded. We hope to be playing on the field by July 2018. This cost £160,000 and funding for this has come from Harworth Estates, Suez and the Ward Councillor.
When completed there will be 2 full size pitches and 1 smaller 9 a side pitch. These will be used by the teams from age under 11 to under 16 as well as the senior team. In addition we anticipate having Football Courses during school holidays and encouraging there use by the older generation with “walking football”.

The Club House
We are still fundraising towards the club house. At the moment we have promises of £249,000 from CELL, The Football Foundation and Sport England. We anticipate the club house will cost £350,000. We have applications into 2 other sources - Northumberland County Council and The Hobson Charity Trust - totalling £100,000. We are waiting for their response.
The club house will include a multi functional main room, kitchen, changing rooms, storage and toilets. The building will be used by the club, charity members, school, church, scouts, residents association, parish council, other sports clubs and community residents. It will be used for a variety of recreational activities including arts/crafts clubs, social meetings, activity sessions, courses, fitness sessions, coffee mornings and training.

3g Multi Use Games Area
We anticipate This will cost £242,000
This is the “Jewel in the Crown” of our development. 3g pitches are essential for winter training when grass pitches get too waterlogged. They can be used all the year round and all our teams will train there. In addition we will hire the facility out to other local clubs and for parties. Newcastle United Foundation have already expressed an interest to hold courses there.
The perimeter fencing of the 3g gives plenty of opportunity for branding and sponsorship.
Unfortunately we have no funds at the moment towards this.