Fire-hit football club still hunting for HQ
Bosses of a football club whose clubhouse was destroyed after an arson attack are still looking for somewhere to be able to house their players.Gimingham FC's clubhouse was gutted by a blaze in December 2008, destroying club memorabilia trophies and kit.
Bosses of a football club whose clubhouse was destroyed after an arson attack are still looking for somewhere to be able to house their players.
Gimingham FC's clubhouse was gutted by a blaze in December 2008, destroying club memorabilia trophies and kit.
Two teenagers were charged with arson for the fire and received a small fine.
After a series of meetings over the past year, the club has now had a meeting with a potential developer and is drawing up a rough plan to see what it can achieve within its budget.
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Sharon Phillips, secretary of the club, said; 'The building was under insured because of its age, construction composition and condition which is common practice and this money is in the bank being added to by fundraising events.
'We have approximately �50k for the entire redevelopment, re-decoration and re-launch of the clubhouse.
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'Before the club was very much our own, but once we have a new building we want to it to be a village club and help to develop community spirit in the area.'
But until a new home is built, the arrangements are that home and visiting teams use Gimingham village hall as a changing room and toilet.
Ms Phillips, said: 'This means a short walk up the hill to the ground and no changing or WC facilities on site. The parish council have given temporary consent for the club to site a mobile home on the site to provide changing and toilet facilities.
'The club are investigating this possibility- however as funds are limited, we are really depending on donation rather than purchase of the said mobile home, so we are appealing for any business or organisations who can help.'
In a bid to raise money for the new building, several players have taken part in a Boxing Day swim at Vale Road Trimingham and other clubs have also offered assistance in the past, with Stalham loaning goal nets to replace those which had also gone up in smoke along with corner flats, a first aid kit and spare shorts and shirts.
Any business, organisations or volunteers who can help the club with fundraising or donations are asked to contact the club via Robert Grand on 07500 894882.