Club unveils new changing room

PUBLISHED: 12:00 30 October 2015

Nailsea United Football Club's new changing rooms.

Nailsea United Football Club's new changing rooms.

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Proud members of Nailsea United Football Club will be unveiling their new changing room building at a ceremony on Saturday at noon.

The new building at Grove Sports Centre cost £157,000 and the club thanked all its supporters for helping to raise the amount.

Chairman Spencer Lee said: “This is a significant point in our club’s history.

“The building is a state-of-the-art facility which will be enjoyed by Nailsea footballers of all ages for many years to come.

“The inexhaustible effort of the club committee, players and supporters, has been remarkable.

“We’ve also had fantastic support from local businesses and sponsors.

“There are so many people who have given up their own time to do something brilliant in the name of fundraising for this cause. We are so grateful for everyone’s support. The club is also incredibly grateful to Nailsea Town Council.

“Last but not least, special praise and huge credit is also due to the club membership itself, raising £22,500 over and above its high day to day running costs, a phenomenal achievement.”

The club was awarded a £59,400 grant from the Premier League and the FA Facilities Fund, £50,000 from the Premier League’s Football Stadia Improvement Fund and £4,900 from the FA National Sports Centre Trust.

The town council gave the club a £10,000 grant and a £10,000 loan to help with building costs and the club raised £22,500 through fundraising and sponsored events.


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