As Towcester Town Football Club prepares to celebrate its 25th birthday, the community club is building up towards establishing an adult team.
On Monday the club will discuss celebration ideas as they put in final touches to the club’s first under-18s side.
There are currently 14 junior teams and it is hoped the new team could eventually go on to form the basis for the town’s first adult side.
Lisa Samiotis is set to become club secretary as of September and was one of those who asked developers of Towcester’s southern extension, to include new football pitches.
At the moment junior teams have to play their home games in surrounding villages and have to pay thousands of pounds a year to practice on the all-weather pitches at Towcester Centre for Leisure. The club is now asking for developers to make pitches available before the changing pavilion they have promised to build. The club has a mobile changing unit ready to use.
Mrs Samiotis said: “It’s awful not having the facilities the community needs. We are losing players from our team because they are going to places like Northampton and Milton Keynes, because they don’t have anywhere to play in Towcester.”
In March, the FA sparked fresh hopes Towcester would get new pitches with a new round of funding, and in May, South Northants Council granted outline permission for southern expansion which includes community pitches.
For more detail on the club visit www.clubwebsite.co.uk/towcestertownfc/Home.