WORK has kicked off on a new £170,000 changing room facility for Brockworth Albion Football Club.
The quest to build a suitable community changing facility at the Mill Lane playing field has taken many years of effort by club volunteers in order to source funding and overcome a number of challenges.
Now, building work has begun on the facility which will provide a much-needed space for the club’s 150 players.
The club was given a financial boost of £66,000 from Tewkesbury Borough Council and has received support throughout the process from Brockworth Parish Council.
Nick Delves, chairman of Brockworth Albion Junior Football Club, said: “The support we have received from Tewkesbury Borough Council and the parish council has been fantastic and we cannot thank them enough.
"It is clear that they recognise the need for this community facility, which will help to provide affordable and sustainable sports provision for the future.”
Building work started on April 22 and is due to be completed by the end of October.
It is hoped that the changing rooms will help the club to develop female football teams.
Councillor Mike Dean, chairman of the capital grants working group at TBC, said: “We are delighted to have been able to help support this local football club to provide a facility that will clearly benefit the local community, involving people of all ages and helping to get even more people taking part in sport.
“Our capital grants scheme supports projects that contribute towards the achievement of our council plan, and this one fits the bill perfectly.”
Brockworth Albion also raised money for the changing rooms through fundraising events and through donations from local businesses.