Crewe United received another boost to add to their impressive Crewe Park complex with the announcement that they have been successful in a £30,000 award to install floodlights on their 2nd grass pitch at their Glenavy base.
The funding was awarded from The Irish Football Association/Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) Grassroots Facilities Investment Fund which aims to allow local grassroots football clubs in Northern Ireland to improve and refurbish facilities, helping to create a better grassroots football infrastructure foundation here. The fund is administered by Co-operation Ireland.
The new grass pitch was built at the start of 2020 by Cecil Haffey and provides another top class grass surface at the club which was constructed primarily to facilitate the club’s Ladies, Youth teams and Over 35’s Men’s team which have grown significantly over recent years, and continue to expand. The new floodlights will allow for all year round use and the club have plans in place for other sports and activities to take place on the pitch aside from the additional club use.
The club would like to thank Cecil Haffey, CMI Planners, Linton Fencing & Sports Grounds and FP McCann for their work on the new pitch. Work is set to start in the coming weeks on the installation of the floodlights and continues the long tradition of Crewe Park being one of the best footballing facilities in Northern Ireland.