A FOOTBALL club set up for youngsters between the ages of five and 16 is holding a family fun day to boost funds.
Lowerhouse Junior Football Club, which has just been affiliated to the FA, started with two coaches, no equipment and no facilities. Months later, there are five qualified coaches providing sessions twice a week.
Club officials hope the fun day, on Sunday, July 15th, will raise money to help secure its future.
The event takes place from noon on Lockyer Avenue playing field and there will be rides, bouncy castles, face painting, candy floss, a penalty shoot-out, cake stalls, burgers, hot dogs and raffle.
The club plans to work closely with schools and youth clubs in the area and has already received support from councillors, police and the council’s anti-social behaviour team.
Club secretary Mrs Gemma Drury said: “I know as a parent there are a lot of children out there with nothing to do and at the minute there isn’t a local club that provides facilities for the older age group.
“We are working very closely with the neighbourhood policing team, anti-social behaviour team and local councillors to ensure this project is a success.
“All involved feel that this would reduce anti-social behaviour and will benefit the community also. We intend to work alongside local schools and youth clubs to help improve our community.
“We have had lots of support from our local councillors, local businesses, parents, local residents, anti-social behaviour team and neighbourhood policing team.”
All proceeds from the fun day will go to the club.