Local people in the Keyworth area are getting ready to celebrate the opening of a new £763,460 pavilion at the village football club. The official opening of the new Keyworth United clubhouse will take place at noon on Saturday 11th September at the club’s ground on Platt Lane, Keyworth, NG12 5GE.
Constructed by William Hill Building Contractors Ltd of Colwick, the new building will allow Keyworth United to service its existing Football Foundation funded pitches by offering the highest quality facilities to players, officials and spectators alike and is the centrepiece in the club’s ambitious football development plans. The new changing facilities are desperately needed in order to meet demand from existing teams and to accommodate new girls and boys teams. The clubhouse includes six state of the art team changing rooms with toilets and showers and two officials changing rooms with en-suite facilities. The social side of the building includes a large function room, kitchen and separate, male, female and wheelchair accessible toilets.
William Hill used construction methods to make the new building as efficient as possible. This included an under floor heating system zoned to suit the relevant number of changing rooms being used at any one time and heat recovery ventilation units to control energy loss. The company is delighted to have been involved with such a worthwhile community project.
Funding for the new development has been provided by a variety of partner organisations. The Football Foundation has contributed £514,560 with another £100,000 coming from Notts County Council. The balance has been secured from the club’s substantial fund–raising efforts and other contributions from WREN; Biffaward; Rushcliffe Borough Council; Keyworth Parish Council; Sport England Community Sport Fund and East Midlands Airport.
Rob Clegg, Chairman of Keyworth United said: “This is a dream come true! We’ve been working towards this for the last ten years so to see all the hard work come to fruition is something very special. We are very proud of our FA Charter Standard Community Club status and the new clubhouse now provides us with the first class facilities to go with it. The new building will make a real difference, not just to us but to the whole Keyworth community. It would never have been possible though without the tremendous support of the FA and all of our funding partners, particularly the Football Foundation and Notts County Council – we thank them all for turning our dream into a reality”
Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation said: “We are delighted that the club and the local community will have access to these fantastic new facilities and commend the club and the local FA for their hard work in making this happen.”
“Sport is playing a central role in helping people to stay fit, strengthen communities and promote responsibility amongst young people. This is the latest example of thousands of projects across the country that the Football Foundation is supporting with money provided by our funding partners the Premier League, The FA and Government.”
Notes for Editors:
- Specifically for press contacts, we will be holding a tour of the new facility in advance of the official opening event. This will take place at 11.30am on Saturday 11th September 2010 at Keyworth United Community Football Club, Platt Lane; Keyworth. NG12 5GE. Please confirm your place with Malcolm Healey: email@example.com / 07790 232154
- Established for over a century, Keyworth United holds FA Charter Standard Community Club status and currently runs 23 teams and a thriving Soccer School for 5-7 year olds.
- Keyworth United Contacts: Press Officer – Malcolm Healey 07790 232154
Chairman – Rob Clegg 07896 584899