offers Burnham-On-Sea football club a new home
Burnham-On-Sea football club's long-running search for a permanent
home is finally over this week after the owners of the Somerset
Rebels speedway track came forward to offer their help.
Burnbridge Wanderers Junior Football Club has confirmed that the
Oak Tree Arena's inner grass area of its speedway track is its
Bill and Frances Hancock, the owners of the Oak Tree, have also
given permission for the club to use an adjacent four-acre field.
Harding, Chairman of Burnbridge Wanderers, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
it is "fantastic" that the club now has a permanent
home for their football training.
Burnbridge Wanderers has 140 members aged 6-16 and had outgrown
its previous home at Burnham's BASC Ground.
Burnham-On-Sea.com reported in 2007 here
that the club had begun a search for a new home and that its application
to create a new pitch in Stoddens Lane had been turned down by
Mr Hancock has decided to donate the ground rental from the club
to the National Autistic Society and Childrens Hospice South West,
both of whom received £250 cheques at a presentation on
team, sponsored by Highbridge Caravans, is pictured above enjoying
their first day's training on the grass in the centre of the speedway
arena on Sunday.
Pictured: Above - Under 7s players Charlie and Elliot, with
Coach Jim Harri Paul Harding (Burnbridge Chair), Barbara Stabbins
(National Autistic Society), Doreen Fisher (Childrens' Hospice),
Bill Hancock, and Margaret Windram (Burnbridge JFC); Middle -
Philip Davies (Highbridge Caravans), plus coaches Jim Harris and
Richie Crook, plus players Nathan, Elliot, Harry, Jacob, Charlie,
Zack, Jacob, Keelan, Callum (Assistant Coach)