Published Wednesday, 13 July 2016
Farnham Town Football Club officially unveiled its new temporary changing rooms on Saturday (9 July).
Opened in time for the start of the 2016-17 football season, the new temporary changing rooms provide modern, clean and comfortable facilities for players and officials and meet the FA’s Ground Grading standards for the Step 5 Combined Counties Premier League and immediate league above.
Paul Cooper, President of Farnham Town Football Club, said: “We are delighted with the new changing rooms; they are a vast improvement on what we had before. As they’re on the side of the pitch that is next to the clubhouse, players and spectators won’t have to walk far to enjoy a drink after the game.
“As well as the first team and the reserves, the club also has fifteen youth teams from under 8s right up to the under 18s and we also have a disabled team. The future looks bright with many talented youths playing for the club, all our teams will benefit from these new facilities.
“Waverley Borough Council has been very supportive, helping us with the new changing rooms and is also proposing to renew and extend our lease so the club has security for the next 25 years.
“Our aspiration is to grow and develop the local talent coming through, improve our facilities and secure more sponsorship so our young players can reach their full potential. If we stay at Mead Lane we will have to apply for planning permission to keep the changing rooms - if we move to another site we can take them with us.
“Either way we have a secure future and are in a very positive position.
“We can’t wait to show off the new digs to visiting teams.”
Councillor Julia Potts, Leader of Waverley Borough Council, said: “It is important that the council continues to support Farnham Town Football Club. The club provides excellent sporting and development opportunities for young boys and girls in the borough, offers entertainment to local residents and is an essential part of the community.
“The opening of the new changing rooms marks the beginning of the Memorial Hall refurbishment which will provide much needed new services and improved facilities in Farnham.”