Welwyn Hatfield MP backs football club's �80k ground plans

PLANS to raise �80,000 to upgrade a popular WGC football club have won the support of MP Grant Shapps. Mr Shapps visited Panshanger FC, in Moneyhole Playing Fields, Sylvan Way, where he heard about proposals to improve the club. They include refurbishing

PLANS to raise �80,000 to upgrade a popular WGC football club have won the support of MP Grant Shapps.

Mr Shapps visited Panshanger FC, in Moneyhole Playing Fields, Sylvan Way, where he heard about proposals to improve the club.

They include refurbishing the changing rooms and converting the existing concrete training surface into an enclosed all weather facility, which would be available for residents to use during the day.

Mr Shapps said: "Not only do the volunteers who run Panshanger Football Club do a wonderful job teaching so many young people within Hertfordshire how to develop their football skills, but they also provide a marvellous environment where players can have fun and socialise."


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The club, which currently has more than 400 youngsters on its books, has already secured �10,000 towards the project from Welwyn Hatfield Council's 'Community Chest' scheme.

*For more information go to www.panshangerfc.com

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*To donate, contact fundraising committee chairman Karen Blease at k.blease@ntlworld.com

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