Facilities Development - Forward Vision
The club has ambitious plans for the development of playing facilities. Many matches are played using pitches across Thornbury and local villages, the plan is to bring more of these into a central location at the Mundy Playing fields using a mixture of club funds and grants available via other agencies, for example the Football Trust. The following table provides an overview of these plans and progress made to date.
|Phase - Title||Description||Date||Funding||Funding Contribution|
|Phase 1 - Purchase of Poulterbrook||Land acquired by Thornbury Town Council in 2005, which includes an environmental area||ACHIEVED||PAYG|
|Phase 2 - Development of pitches at Poulterbrook||Creating two pitches, one for U16s and U15s and one junior 9v9 pitch, along with the nature walk as required by the Council. The site will need a drainage system along with an amount of ground levelling work.
In July 2015 the club announced that, in conjunction with Thornbury Town Council, it had been boosted by the news that they are to receive a £86,520 grant from the Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation and provides grants towards developing new or refurbished grassroots football facilities. The press release can be read here.
|Summer / Autumn 2015||£188,691 Confirmed||£18,691||£170,000|
|Phase 3 - Hard Standing||Spectator, hard standing around three sides of the current playing area of the main pitch.||Spring 2016||c£5,000|
|Phase 4 - Floodlights on Senior Main Pitch||Main pitch would require floodlights to achieve playing in a higher league for the provision of evening matches during certain times of the year in the current league.||Summer 2017||c£50,000|
|Phase 5 - Provision of a spectator stand||The provision of a spectator stand, to enable the Club to progress to a higher level.||Summer 2017||c£20,000|
|Phase 6 - Re-develop changing facilities at the Mundy PF||The existing changing facilities at the Mundy, currently home to the senior teams require complete refurbishment, with new flooring, walls and shower facilities etc. A part of the Tractor Shed could be converted to provide additional changing facilities.||Spring 2016||c£10,000|