Chatteris set to apply for clubhouse grant help

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Chatteris Town Football Club is hoping to put an application in to Sport England for a grant to be able to improve the clubhouse and grounds at West Street.

With that in mind, the Lilies are inviting local people to a public meeting on Monday to gauge their views.

Harriet Nooteboom, secretary of Chatteris Town FC, said: “West Street is still the same old clubhouse that it was when I moved into Chatteris 25 years ago.

“A couple of the current committee members have put an awful lot of work into it already, but we now need to get the opinion of the public in Chatteris as part of the application process.

“We therefore are holding a public meeting on Monday, December 21, at 7pm in our clubhouse in West Street, Chatteris, to which we would like to invite as many people as possible, to see what they think of the proposals and what would be for the benefit of the (young) people in Chatteris who like to play football.

“We are also hoping to get the support of Mr Steve Barclay MP, boxer Jordan Gill, Jimmy Unwin (Norwich), snooker player Joe Perry and boxer Mr Dave “Boy” Green, who have all kindly supported us in the past.”

Chatteris Town beat Orwell 4-3 on penalties in a William Coad Cup thriller after the teams were locked 3-3 at the end of extra time and 1-1 at the end of normal time.

The Lilies are away at Royston Town A in Cambs Kershaw Senior A next Saturday, KO 2pm.