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Cottesmore AFC aiming secure funding from Buildbase 100k Transfer Deal competition




Cottesmore are aiming to net a share of a £100,000 transfer deal.

The Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division club has entered a national competition organised by Buildbase which gives four non-league clubs £25,000 each of building materials.

Judges, including those from Buildbase and the Football Association, will be looking for clubs that demonstrate a feasible renovation project that benefits players and supporters as well as the local community.

Westray Park, Cottesmore. Photo: Steve Carr (18392799)
Westray Park, Cottesmore. Photo: Steve Carr (18392799)

Cottesmore has outlined its renovation plans which include creating a fence line to conceal the entire ground, necessary to help the club enter step six of the non-league pyramid.

The Westray Park club also needs to create a hardstanding area on two sides of the pitch along with further improvements to the covered spectator area.

Clubs are being encouraged to get fans to support their application through the Buildbase website and social media. The club with the most votes will score a 'golden ticket' with automatic entry to the final.

The Buildbase £100k Transfer Deal is open to clubs taking part in the Buildbase FA Trophy and Buildbase FA Vase competitions.

Six clubs will be shortlisted in total and invited to pitch their renovation plans to a panel of judges at Wembley Stadium in December.

Buildbase branches across England have been helping clubs to plan and cost their projects.

The merchant is also offering a discount on building materials to all clubs taking part in the Buildbase FA Trophy and Buildbase FA Vase.

Westray Park, Cottesmore. Photo: Steve Carr (18392791)
Westray Park, Cottesmore. Photo: Steve Carr (18392791)

Ian McConville, procurement director at Buildbase, said: “Non-league football clubs mean so much to the communities around them, but they are often in dire need of help.

"So far, we’ve given away building materials worth up to £300,000 and it’s fantastic to see so many of the projects we’ve supported get underway.”

The Buildbase '£100k Transfer Deal' has been running since the builders' merchant became the title sponsor of the FA Trophy and Vase in 2016.

Previous winners include Hanwell Town, Cleethorpes Town, Cheadle Town, Needham Market, AFC Darwen, Tadcaster Albion, Weymouth and Barnoldswick Town.

Projects range from improvements for disabled and special needs supporters to clubhouse redecoration.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR COTTESMORE: https://landing.buildbase.co.uk/pitch-in-your-support/

Cottesmore are in Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division action on Saturday when they host FC Khalsa (kick-off 3pm).



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