Tadcaster score in Buildbase £100k transfer deal

EVO-STIK League East Division side Tadcaster Albion have been awarded £25,000 for club improvements after taking part in the first round of the Buildbase £100k Transfer Deal 2019.

The renovation programme for clubs playing in the Buildbase FA Trophy or Buildbase FA Vase competitions saw AFC Darwen and Tadcaster Albion FC successfully pitch their projects against four other finalists at an event held at Wembley Stadium connected by EE.

The product bursary includes building, electrical and hire products, which will be provided by local Buildbase branches working with the clubs.

The judging panel from Buildbase and The FA selected Tadcaster Albion FC because the bursary will enable the club to renovate its facilities that were devastated in the floods of 2015.

The project includes developing external toilets as well as creating a hospitality area, first-aid room and junior storage facility.

Tadcaster Albion FC’s Chairman, Andy Charlesworth said: “This means that we can maintain our facilities and position in the league, so we can stand proud in our local community. Supporting grassroots football is really important.

"Buildbase has championed an excellent programme, which is really important to clubs like us, enabling us to pitch for much needed refurbishment.”

Ian McConville, Procurement Director at Buildbase said: “Tadcaster Albion was decimated by floods, so this club really needs investment to provide basic facilities at a local level.

“Our £100k Transfer Deal is brilliant for grassroots football, the clubs, volunteers, players and fans. When you see the extent of time and commitment volunteers give up, we’re very proud to do as much as we can to help these clubs locally.”

The Buildbase renovation programme has been running since the builders’ merchant became the title sponsor of the FA Trophy and Vase in 2016. So far, building materials worth up to £200,000 has been given away. Previous winners include Hanwell Town, Cleethorpes Town, Cheadle Town and Needham Market.

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