Health and wellbeing

Funding level: £10,001 to £25,000

Description

Chester le Street Town FC has been in need of adequate changing rooms for users of their Multi Use Games Area for a number of years. They currently have a portable building as a club house, in which users get changed. Building a permanent home is no longer a dream but essential to the club’s survival.
The Football Club have come a long way in the 45 years since inception, it became a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation in 2016, and is well established within the local Community. It is a Community with strong links to football which has produced England Internationals Alan Suddick, Colin Todd ,and Bryan Robson as well as others who have progressed to a career in professional an non league football.
We have senior Men’s and Women’s teams, both playing at high levels in the National Football Game , a men's U23 team , 22 junior teams including female participants and coaching for “Tots” under 5. The club has an important community role to meet a real demand for sport in our area – particularly for youth. Membership is now in excess of 400 adults, children and young people, with appropriate and accessible facilities the capacity to expand this membership will grow. We regularly host Soccer camps in school holidays and with better facilities, the support, particularly to young people, who wish to develop their skills on and off the pitch, the club can provide appropriate coaching. Our ethos as a community club also sees us want to expand to support other local sports clubs and businesses in and around Chester le Street. 
There is a Walking Football Section for the Over 50 years of age, aimed at keeping people in the age bracket, involved with football and leisure , who if, due to a lack of mobility or for other reason, are not able to play traditional activities.
The club also engage with a local Charity to provide opportunities for Adults with Learning Difficulties through provision of football, giving participants basic communication skills, and ability to interact with people, with the intention to make the sessions sustainable through the Project Managers taking appropriate Coaching qualifications. The section has been Affiliated under the Chester le Street Town FC banner and it is hoped that they can either join a league or play friendly fixtures against other organisations.
Chester le Street Youths succeed when others struggle, because of the enthusiasm of our many volunteer’s players, and supporters. It is everything Grass roots, family friendly and inclusive sports club should be.
A Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) was constructed in 2014 as part of the transition to Charter Standard Community Status and a major capital investment project to upgrade and overhaul the facilities. Since then we have been transient on site without adequate changing, social, catering or meeting facilities. The changing accommodation within the existing facility is currently within part of the kitchen area
The facilities new Changing accommodation would provide are essential for the club and indeed community future. The club are well positioned to grow further if they have the right facilities to support what we are trying to achieve on the pitch. This project is an opportunity for club and community to grow and to nurture young people in a friendly and supportive environment.
The facility will also benefit other sporting and social groups who will be able to make use of the facilities for educational, social and community initiatives. A balance of £25 k is now required for the club to fulfil it’s ambition to deliver quality community sport through the provision of adequate Changing facilities linked to the proposed Clubhouse 
The Club’s’ Future Building’ Project aims to leave a lasting legacy to future generations of the Club and the community it serves and enable them to provide space for individuals to be active, continue learning, volunteer their time and connect with their local community.

Project Video

Chester le Street Town FC

Moment of Pride

We are everything that a Grass roots, family friendly and an inclusive sports club should be. All children and adults regardless of their age, sex, religion and ability are welcome and our aim is to further promote this ethos through sport within the local community.

Location: Chester-le-Street