Builders’ merchant Buildbase has awarded £10,000 worth of building materials to Amersham Town FC.
Following the club’s application to the Buildbase Non-league Club Renovation programme, Amersham Town – along with nine other clubs taking part in the Buildbase FA Trophy and Vase competitions – will be awarded building materials to renovate its facilities.
Judges from Buildbase and the FA chose Amersham Town as one of the ten winners because of the great benefit the project would have on the club as well as its local community.
Mike Gahagan, Amersham Town Welfare Officer explained: “As well as a senior team currently playing in the Spartan South Midland League, the Club shares the facilities with Kings Church Amersham FC (KCAFC ), providing football for 21 teams for local boys and girls. The club is constantly expanding and next season alone KCAFC will launch more teams for girls. We also hire out the clubhouse for events and to local clubs such as yoga, pilates and fitness, as well as host the occasional charity match. Each year KCAFC also runs a football festival for their more than 300 members.
Simon Damery, Amersam Town Chair, added: “Winning this bursary means a great deal. It will enable us to extend the kitchen, replace cupboards, work surfaces and appliances. It will ensure that we finally complete the renovation, providing an expanded, modern and hygienic facility.”
The Oxford Buildbase branch will be supporting the club with information, advice and supplying the building products required for the project.
Martin Bull is Buildbase Procurement Director and was part of the judging panel, said: “We had a huge response to our renovation competition this year. We look forward to seeing how the project plays out over the coming months.”
Buildbase has been running a programme to transform the facilities of clubs taking part in the Buildbase FA Trophy and Vase competitions since it became the title sponsor of the FA Trophy and Vase in 2016.