Health and wellbeing

Funding level: £5,001 to £10,000

Description

Chester le Street Town FC need of a new clubhouse and have been for a number of years. They currently have a portable building as a club house, in which users of our Multi Use Games Area get changed. The current building is no longer fit for purpose and a new one is essential to the club’s survival.
The Football Club have come a long way in the 46 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, in addition to others who have progressed to a career in professional and non league football.
We have senior Men’s and Women’s teams, playing at high levels in the National Football Game, both sections have Development teams. There are 22 junior teams male and 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 more than 400 adults, children and young people, with appropriate and accessible facilities the capacity to expand this membership will grow. We 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 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 ages 50 - 70+, aimed at keeping people in the age bracket, involved with football and leisure, who if, due to a lack of mobility or for other, 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 banner and it is hoped that they can either join a league or play friendly fixtures against other organisations.
Chester le Street Youth sections succeed when others struggle, because of the enthusiasm of our many volunteer’s players, and supporters. It is everything Grassroots epitomise that a 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 activities. initiatives. A balance of £20 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.

Chester le Street Town FC Community Hub

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 Moor