Seated, all-weather stands open for spectators at the YMCA Village Stadia Football Pitch
To support the progression of the Men’s First Team at Newark Town Football Club, new all-weather stands have been erected at the YMCA Community & Activity Village Stadia Football Pitch in Newark. The two stands include a 64-seats outside the Café with access for disabled spectators, and a 105-seat, 3-tier on the far side of the pitch. Currently spectators enjoy watching games around the touchline, these stands now give the option to sit and be under cover. The stands will officially be opened for Newark Town Football Club Men’s First Team match against Southwell City on Bank Holiday Monday the closing home match for the season this Easter weekend.
Newark Town Football Club applied for funding which has been provided in part by Football Foundation Premier League Stadium Fund, Newark and Sherwood District Council, and the YMCA Robin Hood Group.
Newark Town Football Club is going through a thrilling period of progression, with their Men’s First Team exceeding expectations in their first season at Step 6 football, while sitting 5th in the United Counties Football League. The Ladies’ Team have just won Division 2 of the Nottinghamshire Girls’ & Ladies’ Football League and are being promoted straight to Division One. The Youth Section continues to thrive, having both boys’ and girls’ teams from Under 8s to Under 18s, along with a PAN Disability Team, Sunday Side, and Walking Football.
Todd Cauthorn, Executive Director – YMCA Newark & Sherwood, said; “The facilities at the Village have been designed with a single purpose in mind – to serve the community, the stands mean that spectators at matches and training sessions throughout the week can watch their teams under cover. We’re incredibly proud to be able to support Newark Town Football Club in their outstanding progression and future proof the Stadia pitch for growth of all teams that use our facilities.”
Dave Roberts, Director, from Newark Town Football Club: said “The addition of the new stands at the YMCA ground is the icing on the cake this season for the Club. To be able to offer the new covered seating areas is a real game changer in terms of the facilities that we offer to supporters. We’ve seen a significant increase in gate numbers this season, thanks to the outstanding football the Men’s First Team have been delivering and this sets us up perfectly next season and beyond.”
John Robinson, Chief Executive of Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “We’re pleased to contribute to the further development of sporting facilities within the District. The provision of new stands at the YMCA Community and Activity Village will not only support the further progression of local football but also open up opportunities for other leisure and cultural activities to take place there”.
Read more in the Newark Advertiser
Photo credits: Rob Currell