Barnoldswick Town Junior Football Club
Encouraging and coaching football for girls and boys from age 4 to 18.
The Junior Club propose to purchase new pitch maintenance machinery with a total cost of £30,000 inc VAT. We have obtained 3 competitive quotations.
Tractor - £15,540
Quadraplay – £5,298 – for treating and levelling the pitch surface
Multi slitter – £4,998 – for aerating the pitches
Ride on lawn mower - £4,284
The Junior Football Club has raised £5,000 from fundraising towards the project and we are currently seeking financial grant assistance from the West Riding Football Association and Lloyds Banking Croup Community Fund.
The Junior Football Club has 260 playing members and plays an active part within the Community coaching and encouraging football.
The Committee oversee the running in the Club and the Managers/Coaches run the teams from age 4-18.
I have just finished as a Coach/Manager of the Under 18s team after coaching since 2006. I am one of the 3 Chairman and assist in the maintenance of the ground/pitch.
How would this funding have an impact on your community?
The Club propose to share the equipment with the Barnoldswick Town Senior Club and the Barnoldswick Cricket Club.
The Barnoldswick Senior Club has three adult teams including the First Team, who play in the Northern Counties Premier Division. Over the last 3 years Junior players have moved through to the Senior teams. This 2017/18 season has seen four under 18 players, play for the 1st team showing the significant and ongoing improvements of the Club.
The Barnoldswick Cricket Team play next to our ground. This has 2 senior teams playing in the Ribblesdale League and U9, U11 and U13 mixed teams playing in the Ribblesdale Youth Cricket League. They currently have over 200 senior members and 60 junior members.
The Football and Cricket club have strong ties and many players play for both clubs.
We know that this project will only add to our ability to engage with our Community and provide more opportunities to get people together and active.
The machinery we want to buy will have a life expectancy of approximately 20 years. This will enable Junior Club to maintain their pitch and to share the equipment with the adjacent Cricket Club and the Senior Town team for years to come.
This will enable juniors and seniors to play football and cricket on pitches which are safe and in good condition. The quadraplay and multi slitter will allow the pitches to be treated through the Autumn and Winter which would allow more games to be played and reduce cancellations and the need for costly 3G pitch hire.
It will strengthen the links between the 3 Clubs and allow them to continue their active roles within the Community.
""A football club run for the Community by the Community."
Chairman - Andrew Gill"