WEYMOUTH Football Club are gearing up for a presentation at Wembley Stadium to claim a grant of £25,000 in order to improve facilities for disabled Terras’ fans.
The Bob Lucas Stadium outfit is vying against AFC Portchester, Barnoldswick Town, Malvern Town, Biggleswade Town and Prescot Cables for the funds in the national Buildbase Club Renovation project.
Should Weymouth secure the money, it would fund building materials to make dramatic improvements to the club’s facilities for disabled and special needs supporters and would be used by the local community, including schools, businesses and sponsors.
Director Josh Barton, who is part of the presentation team, told Echosport: “The club is already working closely with many local community groups and this is a brilliant opportunity to enhance and develop partnerships.
“We have met with several groups who have told us what they need and the project is a very ambitious one.
“We were delighted to be able to have the Dorset Abilities Group members come to the stadium and express their views on the plans which we will be passing on to the Buildbase group at Wembley.
“We are already visiting the Weymouth and Portland Chamber of Commerce business breakfast to gather more support.
“We are very fortunate that one of the DAG members has agreed to come to Wembley as part of the presentation team. This means that the voice of our disabled and SEN supporters will be heard directly.”