Football club wins further £5,000 funding

W05716H14  The clubs facilities have suffered a thrashing over the years

W05716H14 The clubs facilities have suffered a thrashing over the years

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A FOOTBALL club desperate to rebuild its crumbling changing rooms has scooped a further £5,000 for the kitty, thanks to a national competition.

Lancing United FC was a runner up in the Capital One contest, Grounds for Improvement.

The club now has a pot of more than £40,000 with which to completely rebuild the facilities at its home at Croshaw Recreation Ground in Sompting.

Manager Glenn Souter hailed the start of a new dawn for the club.

“It will be good for the local area too not having that eyesore any more,” said Mr Souter.

He said he hoped the new facilities would help attract new players to the club

It is hoped the new changing block will be ready in time for the start of the 2014/2015 season, but the league has granted United away fixtures throughout the first month of the season in case of any delays.

The changing rooms currently in place are among the worst in the league and have long exceeded their natural lifespan.

But the leaking, mouldy roof and walls, exposed wiring, faulty showers and collapsing floor will soon be in the past.

The club has amassed £42,000 from various sources including the section-106 money from Brighton and Hove Albion’s training ground development in Lancing, the Adur Community Grants Committee, West Sussex County Council and now Capital One.

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