Thursday, August 29, 2013
Premier-spec dugouts installed at Queen Elizabeth II playing fields
Barnstaple Amateur Football Club is a step closer to achieving its goal of playing in the North Devon Premier League, now that new dugouts have been installed at their home ground.
The club, currently playing in the North Devon Senior division, approached the council for support to install dugouts next to one of the pitches. The dugouts mean the grounds are now up to the standard required to enter the Premier division.
North Devon Councillors Rodney Cann and Brian Hockin each allocated £750 from their community councillor grant funds to the project at Queen Elizabeth II playing fields in Tews Lane, Bickington.
“I was happy to support this project as it means there will be more opportunities for the football club in the future,” said Councillor Rodney Cann.
“It also reflects how the Community Councillor Grant scheme can make a real difference and play a meaningful role in the community.”
Councillor Brian Hockin, said: “Tews Lane is very much a success with around 15 teams now using it. I am delighted to help support the funding of the new dugouts.”
Barnstaple AFC Club secretary Maggie Birchmore said: “We would like to thank Rodney and Brian for sponsoring our new dug outs at Tews Lane. In all this will benefit around 160 players in our home teams.”