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Club Receive Further Boost

Further grant to aid pitch work.

Shrivenham Football Club is delighted to announce that following our second s106 application for funding, we have been awarded a further sum of £9613 which has been ringfenced and will cover the cost of the current additional pitch work being carried out on the playing surface, here at Barrington Park.

The project involves not only a top dressing of the playing surface, which has seen the weedkilling stage undertaken recently, but also a verti-drain, fertiliser, sanding [40 tons worth] and a surface roll, along with remedial drainage work to the far end of the pitch which has been a notorious problem area and it also covers the cost of a brand new line marker including paint and servicing for a two year period.

“We’re absolutely thrilled that all the hard work put in by the Committee – particularly our Fundraiser Alan Thomas, has paid off yet again,” club Chairman Matt Hirst said following acknowledgement that the funding had been made available by the Vale of White Horse District Council.

“A lot of people have been working very hard behind the scenes in recent months in order to get our application over the line and it’s so pleasing to see all the hard work has achieved it’s aims.

“We’ve got a dedicated and brilliant Committee here at Barrington Park, and I can’t thank them enough for all they have done since I took over as Chairman.  The club is in great shape and despite the current climate, they continue to work tirelessly to push this club forwards and when I look back at the changes we’ve made in the last three seasons both on and off the pitch, it’s almost unrecognisable, and that’s testament to everybody involved.”

As well as those the club have been in contact with at the Vale of White Horse District Council, the Football Club would also like to thank Chris Hand, the new VBT Chairman who was our link through to the Parish Council.

Chris in effect ‘held our hand’ throughout the whole process while applying for the funding and we cannot thank him enough, especially considering the present climate, his assistance has been even more impressive.

Preparations began on Friday [May 01, 2020] when Ecosol Turfcare began the weedkilling stage and this coming Monday [May 11, 2020] will see them return to focus on the localised drainage improvement stage.

Weather permitting, they will then complete the surface work in the coming days until finally, we will take delivery of our new line marker.

Concluding the Chairman said:  “We’re not sure when the new season will get underway yet, but I am so excited to see just how good our pitch will be when we do and we’ll finally have the correct width line based on the width of our goal posts!”