Funding for Penwortham Town FC to hold family events

Posted on - 30th May, 2014 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Penwortham, Preston News, Recreation, Sport
Penwortham Town's seniors Saturday side

Penwortham Town’s seniors Saturday side

A Penwortham football team has secured valuable funds from the county council.


Penwortham Town FC applied to Penwortham North county councillor David Howarth for £750 to buy a mess tent to help when hosting events.

The club, which has approximately 200 members signed up, has junior and senior teams competing in the Lancashire league.

County councillor Howarth has approved a grant of £350 to the club, saying the reduction was necessary because the club’s activities only take place partly within his own division.

It is run completely by volunteers and club secretary Nigel Wadsworth said the reduced grant means they may need to hire a mess tent rather than buy one outright.

The club’s application to the county council said: “The money will be used to buy a mess tent. This will be used for eating and shelter at the junior and colts five-a-side tournament. It will also be used for family fun days.”

The club is now looking to hire a mess tent, which will involve a charge being levied to members for entry fees at events.

Founded in 1977 the club operates 13 youth teams and three senior teams.

Each county councillor has £2,000 per year to give to community groups and causes in their local area.

You can view the full decision notice on the county council website.

Do you play for the club or involved with it? What do you think of the decision? Let us know in the comments below

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