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Board Announcement on the Clubhouse Development

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Following a Board meeting on Friday 13th February it was decided unanimously that the Clubhouse project should not proceed at this stage and the scheme be re-assessed over the coming months.

The key factors behind the decision are as follows.

  • The level of borrowing required to fund the gap between the private investment and the total cost of the project would not only put the clubhouse scheme in jeopardy but the football club as a whole.
  • Expiry of the Football Foundation grant offer.
  • The lack of private investment from the club fan base has also raised a concern about the desire to have the facility in place.

The clubhouse project is not dead but the current proposal is not viable at this time. It will be re-examined and added to the other future major projects that we currently have in the pipeline. These projects are as follows:

  • New drainage system for the field
  • Field levelling
  • 2 Additional stands
  • Changing rooms / Facilities at the Tudhoe complex.

The Football Foundation grant can be reapplied for and the Town Council have agreed to extend the lease to a period longer that the fifty years required. Alternative build configurations will now be investigated as will alternatives to the finance option.

Chairman Brad Groves said after the meeting ‘When I first got involved I spent a lot of time and effort clearing the debts of the club and I stated at the time that I would never put the club in a position that would risk its long term future. I believe that the decision was the best course of action at this time but we have not ruled out building the clubhouse. The project is still on our list of developments.’

Moors sign another player on loan

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Spennymoor Town Manager Jason Ainsley has this evening released details of another loan signing to the club.

Jay told me earlier ‘Today I am delighted to have secured the services of goalkeeper Luke Coddington on a months loan from Middlesbrough FC.

Adam Mc Hugh is struggling with a shoulder injury after the Kendal game, I didn’t want to be in a position where we were left short so the opportunity to being Luke into the club was fantastic and will bring healthy competition to Adam & David Atkinson’

He went on to say ‘Luke has represented England at U17 U18 & U19 level and is a very talented young keeper with experience of non-league football and I hope he enjoys his time with us. I would like to thank Middlesbrough FC especially Paul Jenkins the U21 manager for allowing Luke to join us’.
We would like to welcome Luke to the Brewery Field.


Latest News – Reserves to play at the Brewery Field

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Reserve Team Manager Carl Beasley has told us about some exciting games coming up in March for the Reserves. He said earlier today ‘We are looking forward to be playing back at The Brewery Field for 2 games in March which will help with our fixture backlog.

You can’t beat a mid-week game under the lights at The Brewery Field and with the games against title favourites Stockton Town and fellow promotion chasing Cleator Moor Celtic, I’m hoping we can continue our good form and the players would love your support’

Carl went on to say ‘These are really important games for us and it would be great to get some extra support for the lads so if you fancy seeing the reserves in action on the 18th and 25th then that would be fantastic’

The 2 games are

Wednesday 18th v Stockton Town (Currently Top) Wednesday 25th v Cleator Moor Celtic (Currently 4th) Both 7.30pm kick offs,

Entrance Fee £2 Adults & £1 Concessions


Supporters Club Meeting

There is a Supporters Club meeting arranged for this coming Saturday prior to the Mossley game.  The meeting is scheduled to start at 1pm in the Moors Bar and entry will be via the side door in the main stand as per usual.

Chairman Brad Groves will be in attendance to answer questions on the Clubhouse Development and the season to date.


Bucket Collection

There will be a bucket collection on behalf of Marie Curie around the ground at the Mossley game at the weekend. Please give generously.


Other News

From the Physio, Paul Johnsons injury is not as bad as first feared. He has a strain of his Achilles’ tendon but should be close to fitness for the DCC semi against Shildon on the 3rd March

Spennymoor Town Youth Race Night

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
V2 Spennymoor Town Youth FC race night Poster

Email spennymoortownfc@aol.com for tickets or details

Hartlepool player joins on loan

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Spennymoor Town have today signed Lewis Hawkins on loan.

Jason said earlier ‘Lewis is a player who I have asked Sam Collins about a number of times throughout the season but the timing was never right as Lewis was playing in the 1st team and different managers coming in wanted to look at him.  
I am delighted to finally get him to the club on a months loan to bolster our squad for a very busy schedule, Every respected person I have spoken to has given glowing references about Lewis and I’m really looking forward to seeing him in the Spennymoor shirt.’
Hartlepool have released the following statement.

Pools midfielder joins Evo-Stick Division One North outfit for one month.

Lewis Hawkins has joined local Evo-Stik Division One North side Spennymoor Town on a month’s loan.
The 21-year-old midfielder was called up to the First Team by Sam Collins during his spell in charge earlier in the season and has made four starts and three sub appearances for Pools so far this term. 
But with the arrival of some new signings in the January transfer window, Manager Ronnie Moore has now allowed Hawkins to go out on loan for the next month. 

Read more at http://www.hartlepoolunited.co.uk/news/article/lewis-hawkins-joins-spennymoor-on-one-month-loan-2252119.aspx#ZFremKCWMhWWbgFJ.99

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