Grand opening at Beer Albion
- Credit: Paul Newman
In readiness for the 2021/22 Devon and Exeter Football League season, Beer Albion FC have completed major improvements to both their Clubhouse and playing facilities.
The Clubhouse has been extended and modernised to improve the catering and bar facilities and now offers an even more welcoming social experience for players and spectators. The Club will also be able to provide an improved array of social events for Beer village and local community.
In tandem with the off-pitch improvements, the Club has made a huge investment in improving the playing surface, which looks immaculate prior to the new season. The key components are a new sprinkler system and mower, and an annual maintenance programme endorsed by professional groundskeepers.
The Club was able fund the programme of work from a combination of its own resources and grant awards. However, none of the improvements would have been remotely possible without the hard work of local volunteers, who have willingly offered their skills free-of-charge over the last twelve months to complete the project in time for the 2021/22 season.
In recognition of this amazing community achievement, a formal opening ceremony of the new Clubhouse extension is being held on Saturday, July 24. The Club is delighted that Devon sporting dignitary Collin Goodwin has accepted their invitation to “do the honours”.
After the formalities, spectators and guests will be treated to two games of football and a barbecue. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the celebrations.
The programme of events is as follows:
12:00 Ground opens (venue: the Furzebrake, Stovar Long Lane, Beer)
13:00 Opening ceremony; Collin Goodwin
13:30 First match Beer Albion 1st’s vs an ex-Cronies team.
15:30 Second match Beer Albion 2nd’s vs an ex-Cronies team.
16:00 BBQ starts
There is a £2 entry fee, which includes a programme and prize draw.