With their clubhouse officially reopened and the AcreTweed Stadium getting great results in an inspection, Northwood FC is beginning to get back into full flow.
The stadium was given a “C-Grading” by the Football Association’s Ground Grading Committee after their tri-annual inspection.
It means that the Woods’ ground can now stage Step 3 football once again after an absence of about a decade but more importantly it means the club is able to offer supporters a safe, comfortable and attractive environment for all supporters, home and away, to watch games at the club.
Isthmian League Chairman Nick Robinson was quoted as saying “this is a great achievement”.
The groundwork was made possible thanks to a grant awarded to the club by the Football Stadium Improvement Fund (FSIF) and topped up by donations from a select band of Northwood supporters, whose generosity has been commemorated on a ‘Wall of Gratitude’ that has been erected just inside the club’s new turnstile block which is now located closer to the clubhouse.
The work follows the extensive clubhouse refurbishment that was completed a couple of years ago and even that has now been improved by the completion of a new improved kitchen area which was also funded by the FSIF grant and donations.
The start date for the new season of 2020/21 remains something of a mystery, but there is no doubt that when it arrives, Northwood Football Club and the AcreTweed Stadium will once again be a great place to enjoy a day at the football.