Football Fix-Up Gets Underway
The Surrey FA Football Fix-Up project is now underway, with facilities across the county receiving some much-needed care.
16 clubs in the county received grants of between £250-£750 to put towards DIY materials to improve their club facilities for the benefit of their members and the communities local to their clubs.
Whilst the Covid-19 crisis threw a very unwelcome spanner in the works, those involved remained keen to proceed with their proposed Fix-Up events once it was considered safe to do so. With social distancing guidelines now allowing individuals within one metre of one another, a number of our clubs decided to hold their club DIY event with appropriate safety measures taken into account.
Clubs have seen working parties as big as 30-people strong tackle tasks including re-painting dressing rooms, repairing potholes in the club car park to removing bushes and weeds, and giving internal spaces a deep clean.
Nigel Board, Club Secretary of Kingston-based Double H FC commented, ‘It was great for the lads to get together after a long absence at the ground and get some much-needed improvements done that will improve the facilities for everybody associated to the ground. It inspired us to do two further visits to work on the pitch and toilets, and we finished off with a socially distanced beer which was also very welcome!’.
Further Fix-Up days will be taking place over the coming weeks but if you would like to contact us about hold one at your club, please contact James.Chadwick@SurreyFA.com.