Biggleswade Town FC
Biggleswade Town FC home to the ‘Waders’ will no longer be treading water courtesy of significant access road improvements that have been completed thanks to a £31,150 donation from local construction business Mick George Ltd.
The project was initiated to compliment the excellent facility that has been provided privately by Maurice Dorrington for the community to utilise. This is one of only two grants that have been provided to the club in order to support multisport in the area. The first improvement was to re-surface the pre-existing astro facility to a better quality 3G surface along with internal modifications to allow the function rooms to be utilised for indoor classes courtesy of SportsEngland. This allows sport participation for age categories U6 to over 60 with the improvements increasing the number of users as well as offering a wider scope of use.
However, the existing roadway on the entrance to the Clubs facilities at Langford Road has been severely deteriorating over recent times to the point where large indentations in the road’s surface, decaying road planings and gathering water were prohibiting easy access.
It is not just the football that was the driving force behind the changes either. The site at present is pretty much restricted to football purpose, but the Club are particularly keen to change that and make it a much more all-encompassing, community amenity that will host a variety of activities such as Boot Camp, lifestyle clinics and offer local corporate companies and private hirers the opportunity to use the facility for conferencing and events and more beyond, the scope of use of this facility really covers a broad spectrum.
All in, the advancements made at the Club’s 5-Acre home make for great viewing and will definitely be welcomed as the Step 3 Club embark on a new season in the newly formed Southern Central Premier Football League.
Annette Dorrington, Facilities Manager of Biggleswade Town FC said: ‘’Our users are delighted to now be able to drive down the driveway, without the disruption of pot-holes or pooling water, courtesy of the flat surface and drainage that is now in place. It is the first impression visitors get when visiting the Club, and we’re certain that the improvements will appeal to a much wider range of people who may have been put off beforehand due to the road’s condition.’’
Dorrington continued: ‘’As a not for profit organisation, we have to rely on the generosity of funding, and Mick George Ltd have undoubtedly delivered on that front.’’
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’Our involvement in this project was particularly pleasant for many reasons. Not only did we once again get to help another fantastic sports club financially, but we were able to pass on some of our construction experience in advising of the best way to install the roadway.’’
Stump continued: ‘’Biggleswade Town FC continue to do a great job in attracting and developing local football talent, and any assistance that we can provide to them or others in a similar position, is always something we would welcome.’’