BRANDON Town FC are looking forward to modernising their clubhouse facilities.
The club are waiting for work to start on refurbishing the existing changing rooms at their home ground at Brandon Remembrance Sports & Social Club.
The club have received a £22,130 grant from the Football Foundation towards the total project cost of £33,130 to renovate the clubhouse which was opened in the 1980s.
The remainder of the money is made up of various grants from local councillors, the Playing Field Committee, who the club rent the building from, and Tesco in Brandon.
Adam Calvert, who is club secretary, said: “The money will be spent on modernising the inside of the changing rooms with new toilets, urinals, sinks, windows, showers, doors, flooring and lighting, with the emphasis on everything being as energy efficient as possible.
“We undertook a modernisation programme of the main clubhouse and bar area last summer which we funded internally with help from local councillors.”
He said that work has provisionally been earmarked to start once the current season ends next May, with completion by the start of the 2022-23 season at the latest.
Adam continued: “It is hoped the grant will help us attract new players as we have spent a lot of time, effort and money on improving the playing surface and clubhouse already; this is one of the final pieces of the jigsaw.”
The club, who work very closely with Brandon Town Community FC which runs Youth football in Brandon, are also celebrating the news that they are to receive a new defibrillator.
This will be installed on the outside of the clubhouse after securing funding via the Football Foundation and Brandon Town Council.
Brandon Town (black & blue striped shirts) are pictured in action above against Sprowston (amber shirts) in Division One of the Anglian Combination in September.