Published Wednesday, 6 June 2018
Waverley Borough Council’s Executive Committee has approved funding to improve Alfold Football Club’s ground and facilities.
At the meeting last night (Tuesday 5 June), councillors agreed grant £20,000 to the club, which is based on Alfold Recreation Ground.
The funding will be put towards kitting out the ground with new floodlights, a 50 seat stand and a hard standing and walkway for both players and spectators, which will help the club to meet the criteria and reach its ambition of being promoted to Division 1, Step 6 football.
Councillor Ged Hall, Portfolio Holder for Finance and Communications at Waverley Borough Council, said: “Sports clubs, like this one, are often the heart of local communities. It’s important we support them; not only do they provide great facilities that the entire community can benefit from, but they also provide opportunities for people to meet and enjoy being active, which is essential for people’s health and wellbeing.
“The community here have come together to put in a tremendous effort to maintain the ground for free, so it was important we gave something back to them. The club has experienced many successes over the years and the council wants to see it to continue to prosper and ensure sporting opportunities exist in the village.
“Alfold Football Club is a great example of a community sports club run by the community – for the community”.
Notes to editors
- The club has estimated it will require £87,100 to purchase the new equipment.
- The council will provide the money, subject to the club securing further funding from the Football Foundation to cover the remaining balance.
- Picture supplied by Alfold Football Club - the football ground where the works will be carried out.
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Tel: 01483 523296
Web : www.waverley.gov.uk