Hebburn Involve FC launch crowdfunder to create clubhouse serving the whole community
A community football club is planning to create a clubhouse to serve its members and others as organisers look to the post-covid future.
Hebburn Involve FC, founded in 2016, want the clubhouse to be a safe space open to all residents as it puts an emphasis on supporting the community after a difficult year.
The club is crowdfunding in the hopes of raising £10,000 for the project, aiming to create a community hub for both players and other residents in the area.
With teams ranging from under seven to senior level, the club prides itself on being open to everyone and this latest plan would be a huge step forward for its work.
Hebburn Involve FC play their home games at Clegwell Community Centre, but adding a clubhouse would give them a place they can truly call home, according to chairman Brian Stewart.
He said: “We want somewhere to call home and we want to open it up to the community. Community is a massive part of the ethos at our club and having that support is vital. Community is going to be a massive part of bouncing back from the pandemic and we want to embrace it with the clubhouse.
“The aim of the clubhouse would be to have a place which brings the community together, giving the club a place they can call their own and continuing the legacy of a club based on community.”
Over the last year, the club has faced numerous challenges due to lockdowns and coronavirus restrictions but put a key emphasis on supporting mental health during the challenging times.
Brian added: “The last year has been a difficult one but we’ve tried to stay positive and support each other. We’ve had regular quiz nights, meetings and zoom sessions, making sure everyone is doing alright mentally and supporting mental health in any way we can.”
The club are currently preparing to return to the pitch with training sessions set to resume from March 29 and league games from April 3.
To find out more and support Hebburn Involve FC, visit their crowdfunding page via: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/hebburn-involve-fc-community-club-house-project