Thornbury Town FC has officially opened its improved home ground. The club, who play in the Hellenic League Division One West at Step 6, has renovated various parts of their Mundy Playing Fields ground, to retain its Step 6 status and meet the requirements of Grade G of the FA National Ground Grading Criteria.
Football Stadia Improvement Fund cash has been used to make several improvements to the ground, including: installation of a new floodlight system, a new 50-seater stand, perimeter boundary fencing and hardstanding on three sides of the ground.
Thornbury Town FC currently operates 16 youth teams ranging from Under-7 through to Under-18, as well as an adult first team and reserve side, who will have exclusive access to the improved facilities at Munday Playing Fields. Andy Shutler, Chairman of Thornbury Town FC, said:
The facilities at Mundy Playing Fields have improved beyond all recognition, they are now something not only the club, but, the town can be proud of. None of which would have been possible without the grant from the Football Stadia Improvement Fund and the Premier League, for which we are extremely grateful.
The project was made possible by a £73,003 grant from the Premier League, which is delivered through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund – the sister organisation of the Football Foundation.
In 2001 Thornbury Town FC were awarded a £10,000 grant from the Football Stadia Improvement Fund towards pitch drainage works at Mundy Playing Fields.