Published on 09.11.2022

Council grant supports provision of new dugouts for junior footballers

Are you sitting comfortably?

Alnwick Town Juniors certainly are after the installation of two new dugouts following a grant from Alnwick Town Council.

Juniors Chairman Louise Jones said “We are very grateful to the Town Council for their support which has enabled us to go ahead with the installation of the dugouts at our 3G pitch. It is an exposed site and the shelter offered by the dugouts will be very welcome in the months ahead!”

Alnwick Town Council approved the club’s grant application of £1000 and the remaining £5000 was raised by the Juniors and their supporters.

Louise explains “Although the clubhouse is closed following the damage from Storm Arwen, the teams have continued to play, using our grass pitches and the 3G area. The Juniors have raised £5000 themselves which is a terrific achievement. One of the main fundraisers was a tournament in June where 40 teams took part.”

“Alnwick Juniors is made up of of 17 teams from U/9 upwards to adult  the development teams and includes the ladies teams as well. They have all played their part with the fundraising.”

Alnwick Town Mayor, Councillor Geoff Watson and Deputy Mayor, Councillor John Humphries met Louise at the club to see the dugouts.

Cllr Watson commented “I’m very impressed with the new seating which will offer a bit of shelter on the side-lines. It was also an opportunity to see how the work is progressing at the clubhouse following the devastating Storm Arwen damage. The club is hoping to re-open the club house next Easter and I wish them well with the refurbishment.”

“Alnwick Town Council still has funds available for grants to sporting groups and other organisations too. We want to support community programmes, so I urge local groups with Alnwick connections to check out the Grants section on our website.”

Apply for grants using the link here: https://alnwick-tc.gov.uk/services/grants/

Pictured: Alnwick Town Mayor Cllr Geoff Watson, Deputy Mayor Cllr John Humphries with Alnwick Town Juniors Chairman Louise Jones.