CLUB STATEMENT: Ground Improvements Needed

As you are aware last season 2021/22 saw the team victorious in winning the Northern League which in turn promoted us to the Pitching in Northern Premier League East Division. That sounds quite straight forward however when you study the geography of this division it’s a little different with trips to Grantham (Nottingham), Carlton (Nottingham ) Cleethorpes, Grimsby etc.

In addition to extra travel costs promotion comes with added ground improvement requirements which MUST be completed or at least seen to be started by March 23 or we face relegation from this division a situation we are committed to avoid at all costs after the effort by the current management team, players & supporters to get us to this stage.
We’ve had a number of visits from league officials & while they are happy in general with the stadium set up they have laid out the following as to what we need to put in place by March 2023

• Double Turnstile
• Pitch rail infill
• Covered spectator stand for 120 persons
• Covered seating 50 persons
• Hospitality unit (in place & functional) naming rights (DW WEALTH MANAGEMENT)

We are looking to pursuing a Football Foundation grant of which we will need to match to the value of 50% of the total outlay. So as you’ve probably already worked out we are asking all of our current sponsors, additional local businesses & supporters to help this community football club progress through the pyramid system & at the very least maintain our step 4 status.

We do realise a lot of spectators are committed to our project & we are eternally grateful for all of your contributions and support home and away to date but if you can add to the next stage of our development or if you can forward this information to anyone you think may wish to help in any way please get in contact via reply to the email below

Kindest regards

North Shields FC Committee