Layton Juniors FC are enjoying the happiest of New Years with a great new clubhouse on the way.
And the club’s exciting venture received star support when Trevor Sinclair – the former Blackpool, Manchester City and England player, and BBC pundit – helped launch the project at the club’s Moor Park base.
It’s an ambitious project with a timescale to match – the clubhouse will include a club room, referees’ changing room, toilets and a kitchen, and the target is to have it built by Easter, with construction students from Blackpool and The Fylde College helping out.
The clubhouse will also feature an education room, in which the benefits of sport and of football’s Respect campaign will be taught.
The venture has been made possible by major funding from Cuadrilla and backing from Intermeat, C Cabs, Dulux and other local sponsors.
The club’s general secretary and welfare officer Amanda Borrino told The Gazette: “It’s a real community project and it was so kind of Trevor to come down and support us.
“He also signed two Blackpool FC shirts, donated by Tommy Baldwin of AFC Blackpool, and we can use those to raise funds.
“We have received no grants and so are grateful to all our sponsors, and the local authority have helped out where they can.”
Left and right: Trevor Sinclair joins Layton Juniors for the launch of their new clubhouse project
Pictures: DONNA CLIFFORD