The two clubs have represented the parish of Shevington for generations and they had both built successful clubs with teams at every age group, but they had no home to bring all those age groups together as a club. Pitches and a club house were needed to secure the clubs future and to help them become even stronger but they were struggling to find funders and move the project forward.
We offered our services as Project Managers free of charge for the duration of the project, helping the clubs put together designs, costs and programmes, and secure planning approval. We then re-engaged with sports funding bodies with this information to support our bids, and immediately received more positive responses because they could see this was a viable project.
Despite the long application forms, the paperwork, the redesigns to meet each funders’ requirements, the successful tenderer going into administration and Covid-19, we were able to start on site in February 2020 and complete at the end of the following October. With support and funding from the FA, RFL, Sports England, Wigan Council, IKO, Fulwood Roofing, Black Cat and several other community businesses,and the incredible dedication of individuals involved from both clubs, the community now has a fantastic new recreational and social facility in which we are delighted to have played a part.