Facility Update - August 2017

4th August 2017

Facility Update - August 2017
Dear Grasshopper,

I hope your enjoying your summer or 'off-season' and have had the chance to get a well earned break with family and loved ones.

Things have continued to progress at pace behind the scenes and work is now underway in the construction of our new state of the art facility on the site of our former home between Syon Lane and Wood Lane.  The picture shows the work going on to create the necessary levels. The grass pitches will be laid and seeded by the end of the summer and construction will quickly move on to the Clubhouse and associated facilities.

We have a plan to install a time lapse camera which will give us all a great insight into the build as it progresses towards completion.

The hand over date is the 18th August 2018.  I know this will come around very quickly, to put things in perspective, we have only 11 1st Team League games remaining at our current MacFarlane Lane site (or 7 VP Lunches)!

I truly believe will will have a facility unmatched for any club at our level in the whole country.  This will enable us to improve our sport for every section whilst maintaining our fantastic Grasshopper ethos with members and the community very much at the heart.

As the new season begins we have plans to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of our move to MacFarlane Lane in September 1987.  On a more poignant note we will be remembering club stalwart and former First Team Captain, Paul Read, who tragically collapsed and died, aged only 27, on a pre-season training run in the summer of 1987.

Thank you for you continued support and effort whatever your role in our fantastic club.

With the kindest regards

Gary Cunningham

RFU Accredited Club