Hebburn Involve FC members walking more than 1,000 miles in 40 days in Premier League grounds challenge as they fundraise for a community clubhouse

A community football club is on a mammoth challenge of walking the distance between every Premier League football ground as it looks to fundraise for a new clubhouse to call home.

Sunday, 4th April 2021, 6:00 am
Players at Hebburn Involve FC

Players, staff and parents at Hebburn Involve FC are on a mission to walk 1,372 miles, the distance between every Premier League ground, in 40 days as they look to fundraise for a clubhouse which would be open to the community.

The challenge is a combined effort from those involved in the club, with members adding up their individual miles until they reach the target.

Members are aiming to raise £10,000 for the clubhouse which would act as a community hub for both players and other residents in the area.

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Players at Hebburn Involve FC

Chairman of Hebburn Involve FC, Brain Stewart 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.

We are participating in the ‘around the grounds in 40 days’ challenge. Walk, run, whatever you can. Let's do this as one club and one community.”

Hebburn Involve FC was founded in 2016 and features teams ranging from under seven’s to senior level.

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.

Players at Hebburn Involve FC

The Hebburn Involve around the grounds challenge is taking place between March 22 and April 30, to donate towards the clubhouse, visit the clubs Crowdfunder via this link.

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Players at Hebburn Involve FC