12. October 2015 · Comments Off on Club Awarded Almost £70,000 to Revamp Kingsley Youth and Community Centre · Categories: Football

SE_Lottery_Inspired-by-2012The club are delighted to announce that they have been successful in a bid to Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund to renovate the former Youth Club on Holt Lane Kingsley.

In a project worth over £90,000 they aim to bring the now dilapidated building back into use as a base for the club and some of its sides as well as a community facility.In addition the pitch and surrounds will be improved and tidied up.

The club are one of only 148 applicants successful in this round of funding.

The site will be transferred to the club under an existing trust deed to allow full control of the premises.

Sport England Property Director, Charles Johnston, said: “The Inspired Facilities Fund has had a huge impact on grassroots sport across the country. Since 2011, we’ve invested £94 million into more than 1,800 projects to improve and refurbish sports clubs and transform non-sporting venues into vibrant community sports clubs.

“It’s great to see Cheadle SMU Football Club join the long list of successful clubs to benefit from this fund.”

Club Chairman, Ian Morton, said: “We are delighted to have secured this investment, which means we can bring the site back into use and create a base for the club to continue to develop outstanding local footballers. It is the cornerstone of our strategy to have an outstanding club for the 2012 Olympics’ legacy.”

Vice Chair Martyn Hordern who headed the team that secured the funding for the club said ‘we have worked extremely hard over the last two years or so to secure this funding and we now look forward to realising our ambitions’

Last season saw three of the clubs sides playing on the site and this year a local team is making use of it.

The first steps will be to properly secure the building following a series of break ins over the last three years or so.

The club will then look to tidy the front aspect of the site facing Holt Lane as trees, hedges and verges have all become overgrown. It is hoped that parents, friends and the wider community will take part in helping the club to do this early work. Once we have a date in mind we will advise via team managers, this site and the Facebook p[age.

This is an exciting time in the clubs history and with the support of the members we can make this project a success.

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Picture are Ian Morton (far right) and Martyn Hordern (second right) with manager Rob Jones and some of his parents and players from Under 12 Blue’s who we hope will be playing at the site next season.

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