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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.

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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.

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