Community support

Funding level: £1,001 to £5,000

Description

We are trying to provide a changing facility at our club pitch for our younger children (both boys and girls).

We have developed the facility well over the last 3 years, but the establishment of our new girls section (4-10 years old) has necessitated the need for a changing room at the venue.

We have no changing at the venue, therefore in poor weather we have no means of our kids getting changed before or after playing at the venue.

We are catering for 50 kids at the pitch 3-4 times per week at present as our club is expanding rapidly. We also have relationships with local primary schools in the area who also use the facility for their own school sports, so we have also established wider community use at the venue.

Over the last 3 years, we have converted a disused overgrown senior football pitch into 2 beautiful kids mini-soccer pitches with the full support of our local council. We have also installed a storage facility for our portable goals and other equipment, a portable toilet and a small club tea-room.

However, we have reached a stage that the installation of a fixed changing room will be essential to the further development of the facility.

Santos Football Club

We started playing on this field 3 years ago with 6 kids on an over-grown disused football pitch. We have since developed the pitch into two excellent mini-soccer kids pitches, storage for our portable goals, and portable toilet. Now we are providing football for 50 kids a week both boys and girls.

Location: Carryduff