Weymouth Cougars fight to keep their home

Weymouth Cougars fight to keep their home

Published at 9:33am 18th April 2017. (Updated at 10:55am 19th April 2017)

Weymouth Cougars YFC needs to raise at least £5,000 to keep their training area.

Weymouth Cougars YFC needs to raise at least £5,000 to keep their training area.

The club has been going for 25 years but because of government cuts their home ground is at risk.

They want to take over the management of the Marsh playing fields in Weymouth and say it will help the community too. 

The club caters for boys and girls from the age of 4 years to 16, with 13 teams and an ability counts team. They rely solely on donations and fundraising to keep going. 

Natalie Woods from the club said: "Weymouth Cougars YFC believe that every child from every background should have the chance to be involved in football, whether they fancy just having a go or are passionate about it. Therefore, we pride ourselves at keeping it affordable for all to make this possible.

"We are trying as a club to take over the maintenance and management of the Marsh playing fields in Weymouth to avoid losing this area.

"The Marsh is our home and also used by many other local football teams and other sports clubs providing young children opportunities within the area. With this comes a huge cost to the club.

"Overheads would definitely increase to cover the grounds and facilities and the cost to upkeep The Marsh area are just a few to mention.

"Without The Marsh the club would be forced to locate different areas and unfortunately there aren't enough to go around."

You can find out more about this story and how to fundraise at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/weymouthcougarsyfc

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