Health and wellbeing

Funding level: Up to £1,000

Description

We are Derry Hill Utd Football Club a local grassroots football club in Wiltshire. We were one of the first grass roots football clubs to achieve the Football Association's highest accreditation of Charter Standard Community Club which recognises the quality of our football provision and are extremely proud that this year we were awarded Charter Standard Community Club of the year for Wiltshire in the FA Community Awards 2017. We provide football opportunities for youngsters aged 6-18 and we are proud of our achievements developing the footballing ability, fitness and personalities of the children we work with.

The club desperately needs to replace our current storage facility at the ground to allow us to continue to grow within the community. Our existing portacabin is rapidly deteriorating and we need to find a secure and weatherproof alternative. This needs to have a proper floor to store all football and RESPECT related items so that we can prolong the use of these. As the club expands, we also will need more storage for the extra equipment that is required for both training and matches to support this expansion. Almost 200 young footballers currently play for Derry Hill Utd FC. Our ground is also used by St Margaret's School in Calne, Wiltshire for their sporting events as well as local youth clubs and Beavers. The club also provides equipment each year for the local village fete.

Voting for our project would benefit both the local community and schools. It would help improve our provision of football at Bowood Sports Ground for both Boys and Girls. In turn improved football provision from Derry Hill Utd for our club should improve health, fitness and personal development outcomes for local youngsters.

Derry Hill United Football Club

Moment of Pride

The commitment of our many volunteers, one of whom was awarded Wiltshire FA Grassroots Coach of the Year 2017. We believe Football is for All, and it should be fun, this is the ethos of our club. We don't have trials to join us, making us a very friendly football club to be a part of.

Location: Derry Hill