A SERIES of large grants from various football funds has enabled Copsewood Sports & Social Club (CCSSC) to transform their home ground into a state of the art facility which will help improve sport at grassroots level.
The Midland Football League club officially opened the new £661,812 changing pavilion this week which will be used by the club’s senior and junior teams as well as other others of the multi-purpose site.
Copsewood’s new facilities comprise six new changing rooms, referees’ rooms, a physio room as well as toilet and shower facilities for disabled users.
The improvements were made possible thanks to generous grants from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, the Football Stadia Improvement Fund and the National Lottery funding awarded by Sport England.
“The new facility replaces antiquated changing rooms from the 1930s and provides state-of-the-art facilities to our Midland Football League Division One side, Coventry Alliance Premier team and Division 5 squads,” said Dave Wilson, CCSSC.
“The club is home to 21 Charter Standard junior teams, making it the largest junior club in Coventry. This new facility will also be available to all other sports users at the club.”
Jim Cunningham, MP for Coventry South opened the new pavilion along with club president Alan Johnson.
Coun Cunningham added: “These new facilities at Copsewood Sports & Social Club will have a significant impact on sport in my constituency, and I am delighted to have opened the changing pavilion.
“By developing sites like this, the Football Foundation is ensuring that the grass roots game continues to grow at all levels of our national game. I look forward to seeing Copsewood Sports & Social Club go from strength to strength.”