BRACKLEY Town have won the Vefa Club House competition as work continues off the pitch in preparation for their first season in the Blue Square North.
The club beat off hundreds of other teams from across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire and work has already begun on the new club house.
Having had their place in the league confirmed, Brackley’s attention has already turned to making improvements to St James’ Park.
Work is needed in order to meet the tough ground grading requirements for the Conference League and also to provide first class facilities for spectators, junior teams and the wider community.
Club chairman Sara Crannage has described the challenge as enormous, saying: “For a small club there is so much to do but we have a clear plan that has taken shape and we are now making strides forward with everyone pulling together.
“We have three major projects: installing new floodlighting, creating additional ground capacity and providing enhanced facilities including changing rooms, toilets and segregation for big games.”
New fencing has already gone up at the ground while the club also have plans to include new terracing and additional car parking.
On winning the Club House competition, Crannage added: “This competition attracted hundreds of applications from football clubs across five counties and Brackley Town has been selected as the winner and proud recipient of a new clubhouse.
“This will provide new changing accommodation and a first class additional facility for the club and the wider community.
“I wish to thank Vefa UK for this wonderful opportunity that will benefit so many people.
“Arrangements for delivery and build on site of the 19 metre long building are progressing well and will supplement existing facilities perfectly.”