One of the visitors to March Town FC’s open day on Saturday came all the way from the Netherlands.
The club’s decision to open up the ground and facilities and offer free admission paid off as the Thurlow Nunn game against Ipswich Wanderers was played in front of a crowd of 160 and a great family atmosphere at the GER.
Most of the club’s teams came along to the open day and watched the youngsters play before the big game.
Among the large crowd was a Dutch ‘groundhopper’.
As the club explained: “He travels all over and had originally wanted to go to Glasgow to see Benburb (a junior side) play their last game at their condemned ground.
“But being too far to travel on one day he came to see us on the train, returning home after the game. We wish him well and hope he may return before the demise of the stand.”
The club is soon set to build new changing room and spectator facilities.
The match programme explained: “A very warm welcome to everyone who has come along to see the game and meet all our teams and our staff at the open day.
“Essentially, we have no owners as the club belongs to all of us in the local community as we strive to promote and develop opportunities to play football. Recently we became a Charter Standard Club. Soon we will start on building a new clubhouse and modern changing facilities. Then we shall have a new stand and hope to develop our facilities for use by the wider community.”