Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 4°C

Search

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

PUBLISHED: 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

Singer Peter Andre will be meeting his fans and signing copies of his 2017 calendar and new perfume at the Buttermarket in Ipswich.

An Ipswich driver has been banned from the road for six months after being caught speeding four times in seven weeks on the A12 near East Bergholt.

Police have borrowed an HGV from a Suffolk company to get a better vantage point and catch lorry drivers breaking the law.

Bristol musician Rozi Plain, who has toured with the likes of Devendra Banhart and KT Tunstall, will perform a charity gig in Suffolk on Sunday, April 2.

Pupils from four Suffolk schools put their best foot forward on Friday for a special collaborative dance show.

A Suffolk playwright has teamed up with an author from north of the county border to adapt a locally-published book for TV.

A US neuroscientist will be visiting the country’s first Maharishi Peace Palace, based in Suffolk, to discuss his research into different kinds of meditation this Thursday, March 30.

Training nurses from the University of Suffolk have enjoyed a trip overseas learning about how the healthcare practice works in Asia.

Charities, community groups and good causes across Suffolk and north Essex are being urged to apply for Comic Relief grants following a successful Red Nose Day last week in which more than £73million was raised.

Families living in Woodbridge can expect to see planes flying overhead as part of a week-long training exercise at the Suffolk airfield.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24