Shrewsbury’s Community Football Hub has opened its doors in the town – complete with Chrisbeon chairs delivered to the site this month.
Shrewsbury Town in the Community
Shrewsbury Town in the Community (STITC), the official charity of the town’s football club, came to the rescue after the Powerleague five-a-side football site at Montgomery Waters Meadow was one of 13 earmarked for closure.
The move came after creditors approved proposals to restructure the struggling Powerleague business last year.
The charity, STITC, has now completed the takeover of the site, with all of the existing staff being retained, and renamed it the Community Football Hub.
Recovered seating and chairs
We paid a visit to the hub not long ago to recover the existing built-in seating within the supporter’s bar.
And along with manufacturer Nomique, who have supported us in supplying the hub with 16 free-standing chairs, we paid another visit to see the new seating and the new hub in action.
STITC head of community Jamie Edwards said he is looking forward to welcoming people to the new hub, which officially opened on February 1st.
“We are working in partnership with Shrewsbury Town Football Club and the Supporters Parliament to offer a quality facility that gives us a platform to increase our offer particular around recreational football, health and match days,” he added.
Nomique Managing Director John Ravenhill said the company is looking forward to continuing to work with the charity in the future.
“As a local manufacturer Nomique are delighted to help and support Chrisbeon and Shrewsbury Town in their work in the community and look forward to supporting the STITC in any future projects.”
Schools and grassroots clubs
The facility will be used to ensure that Shrewsbury Town in the Community can increase participation in physical activity, provide further opportunities for employment and volunteering and further develop links with local schools and grassroots clubs.