Nottinghamshire based Northern Premier League side Basford United have landed a product bursary prize of £25,000 from Buildbase, sponsors of the FA Trophy and FA Vase.
The non-league competition sponsors have set themselves to giveaway £100,000 in building products as part of the 2020 Transfer Deal Programme and along with Shoreham, Basford have become the fourth team following earlier payouts to Stowmarket and Barton Rovers at the start of the year.
Basford Officials have already planned to extend their current club house and car park with room for an additional 120 more people with Club Chairman Chris Munroe stating “Our project is simple yet game changing and winning has made a lot of people happy. We will extend our clubhouse to make a much bigger space that everyone can use. We’ll open up during the day and early evenings for parties, corporate events and coffee mornings.”
He furthered “Most non-league clubs live hand to mouth and make do with what they’ve got. The Buildbase scheme gives us an opportunity to pitch our dreams and secure crucial materials to meet our club and social objectives.”
“We’re in quite a deprived area and the needs for all will be massive as we come out of lockdown.”
“Our current size means that we would not be able to operate under social distancing rules. We want to play our part in our community obligations that will be very evident, such as support for the elderly, unemployed and disabled.”
*Main image @Basfordutdfc Club Chairman Chris Munroe celebrates winning £25,000 from Buildbase.