Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 9°C

Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

Claydon Football Club celebrating new café and £60K funding boost

09:00 29 January 2016

Tony Adams of Claydon Football Club is pictured at the ground in Great Blakenham. The club has a new café and work is now underway on updating the changing rooms.

Tony Adams of Claydon Football Club is pictured at the ground in Great Blakenham. The club has a new café and work is now underway on updating the changing rooms.

Archant

The future looks bright for Claydon Football Club as bosses secure funding of almost £60,000 to boost the ground’s facilities.

The new cafe at Claydon football ground.The new cafe at Claydon football ground.

The club’s new café was officially opened by chairman of Claydon Parish Council, Chris Studd, in front of players and parents on January 23.

The café was made possible thanks to the generosity of Claydon and Barham parish councils, as well as the hard work and dedication of Tony Adams and Mark Keely (known as ‘Bod’), who have spent many hours at Blue Circle working on the interior and exterior of the building.

Chairman Tim Carr thanked all involved in the project during his speech at the grand opening.

And today the club, which has around 250 members across 18 teams, is celebrating the news that it has received £59,146 from SITA Trust for refurbishment of the clubhouse and changing facilities.

The works will include a new roof, new external walls and renovation of the social room.

Mr Adams said: “The clubhouse which was formerly the cricket pavilion for Blue Circle is very old, has a leaking roof and the exterior is rotting away.

“It is through grants of this nature that small sports clubs are able to improve their facilities.”

Marianne Ivin, of SITA Trust, said she could see that the facilities were very poor and in great need of modernisation.

She added: “Our funding will see a huge change in the provision on offer at the club and it is impressive to see that they have maintained high user numbers until this point.”

SITA Trust provides grants through the Landfill Communities Fund.

The funding has been available since 1997 and has provided worthy projects with more that £1.4 billion.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ipswich Star visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ipswich Star staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ipswich Star account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Weapons discovered in Jubilee Park.

Knives and a hammer were found in an Ipswich park by police officers who are working to tackle drug dealing in one of the town’s most deprived areas.

Watch the new equestrian challenge

There are just days to go until the gates open for the 2016 Suffolk Show, and with an action packed programme set to please visitors, organisers have shared their top 10 new things to enjoy at this year’s show:

A road/rail vehicle used to install new overhead wires at Shenfield in Essex.

If it’s a bank holiday, Network Rail must be closing the main line to London again!

Inspector Julian Ditcham breath testing a motorist.

A drink-driver caught after leaving a Felixstowe pub has been banned from the road.

The A-10 aircraft heads along the A14 from RAF Alconbury to Bentwaters Cold War Museum on the former RAF Bentwaters airfield.

It was once a familiar sight over Suffolk – but the A-10 Thunderbolt II has been seldom seen since the twin bases of Bentwaters and Woodbridge closed in 1993.

Photo issued by Essex Police of James Fairweather. Photo: Essex Police/PA Wire

A double murderer who killed two people in less than three months hopes to appeal his jail sentence on the grounds it is “excessive.”

Pupils at Bealings Primary School plant seeds as part of Rocket Science experiment

The impact of microgravity and radiation on the growing of seedlings is being investigated in an experiment which has seen pupils at Bealings Primary School turn to scientists.

Suffolk County Council and Active Norfolk Aviva Women's Tour media ride launched in Southwold on Wednesday 25th May.

Some of the best female cyclists in the world visited Suffolk yesterday as preparations for next month’s Aviva Women’s Tour.

Ipswich Town have signed up for the 'Pigs Gone Wild' event. Lee Hyde (left), Neil Hawes and Rosie Richardson are pictured with the pig.

With a bolt through his neck, a ripped black suit and a green tinge to his skin, Frankenswine looks just like the fictional character that inspired his design.

Chris May's family: Mum Lorraine May and sisters Gemma and Charlene May.

The family of missing Kelvedon man Chris May have asked anyone withholding any information which might help solve his disappearance to call police and help end their “suffering”.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24