And now the serious bit - We have made great progress over recent years with our new football pitches and cricket square, and are committed to continuing to improve the overall standard of our facilities at Sands Road. The next
major project we would like to undertake is the conversion of the current 60x40 mini soccer pitch into a modern AstroTurf surface. This will enable us to do a number of things, including providing an all weather surface so all training can be done in the village (saving around £6,000 a year in costs & reducing our respective carbon footprint) and providing a first class surface for our younger age groups to practice their technical skills. The costs of such a facility is likely to be around £250,000, so it is a considerable commitment. We have had initial discussions with the Football Foundation and they have indicated that they are keen to support us with grant funding. However we will still need to contribute around £100,000 which will clearly take a massive fundraising effort to achieve.
That’s where Astro-Lot comes in!
How does it work?
Entry is £5 per month. Funds collected will create a prize fund, half of which will be given back in prize money and the remainder will go to a specific fund to go towards the cost of the new AstroTurf facility. There is no limit to the number of participants, and once a payment is received for a particular month the participant is eligible to compete in the next scheduled draw. Draws will be made each month and we will return as many annual subscriptions (£60) as we possibly can based on the number of participants in that month. The balance of the prize fund will always be paid out monthly.