Since we launched our Football Revolution at the start of this season we’ve found out that you’re not happy with the state of football facilities in this country, so we’ve been getting out and about to see for ourselves.
We took an eye-opening trip to Birmingham last month where we saw a couple of pretty shocking facilities and now we’re heading to Yorkshire this weekend to see just how grim things are up north.
Our first stop on Saturday morning will be the Birdwell Recreation Centre near Barnsley, brought to our attention by Dave Capp, secretary of The Acorn FC.
Dave and his team mates at The Acorn – who play in the Wragg Football League – have to put up with their “embarrassing” facilities week in and week out.
“We are embarrassed beyond belief when we open the doors for visiting teams and are at a loss as to what we can do,” he told Club Website.
We’ll be getting a guided tour to see if they are as bad in the flesh as they look in the photos (left) – and they look pretty bad! – whilst taking the chance to speak to Dave and other footballers who have to put up with the facilities on a regular basis.
We want to take up this case – and others – on behalf of the clubs concerned and try to get something done about this big issue for clubs up and down the country.
But it’s only through speaking to you lot out there that we can really cut to the heart of the issue, so if you’re in the neighbourhood pop on down to say hello.
We’ll be at Rawmarsh Leisure Centre in Rotherham to see The Acorn play that afternoon – Club Website drinks pack in tow – so if you’re anywhere in the South Yorkshire area and fancy chewing the grassroots football fat over a nice cuppa then come and see us… it would be great to see you.
Get involved and sort your club out!
Wherever you play your football, if you’re not happy with the facilities at your disposal then we want to hear from you.
If you play in Yorkshire there’s still time for us to pay you a visit this weekend and, for the rest of you, who knows where our facilities tour will roll into next. You tell us about your facilities and you might just have Club Website pay you a visit pretty soon!