AMBITIOUS plans have unfolded to provide Cheadle Town Football Club with a ground of its own.
“Currently we have our two senior sides playing at Thorley Drive [sports fields] and our junior sides at the local primary school, we we feel we want to change,” said a club spokesman.
“We are hoping to develop a new status within the club and in the community that we are set as one.”
Both of the club’s senior sides play in the Staffordshire County Senior League, the first team in the Premier Division and the reserves in Division One.
The club has been running successfully for 20 years with good support.
“We offer great opportunities for young people to play football and get involved in sport,” said the club spokesman.
Both Cheadle senior sides were presented with the FA Fair Play award at the Staffs County League AGM, which underlined the respect and organisation shown by the club throughout the season.
Support is being sought from local businesses and organisations in the club’s attempts to move forward.
“We are hoping to gather recognition from local companies in what we plan on doing, and provide one venue where all junior sides, Sunday teams and senior sides will be able to train/play together,” said the club spokesman.
“This would enable the club’s younger players to play and get involved with more experienced and professional coaches and aspire to the senior sides by being located in one area.
“Our main aim is to provide our own ground to all people of all ages which we could call our own.”
The club is offering various types of sponsorship ranging form £1,000-£3,000 for a company plaque to be placed on the club building, up to £10,000-plus for full club sponsorship.
Anyone requiring more information can contact either of the club’s development officers, James Harrison (07809 609 112) or Jack Derbyshire (07951 460 251).
Pictured above: Cheadle Town first team manager Mark Alcock.