Beechcroft Walking Football

Cost of project

£2,000

Intro

Beechcroft was originally known as Hall Green Church Tennis Club and was founded in 1938 when local resident, Miss Lane donated the land which the club stands on by the Church Of The Ascension in Hall Green.  It was gifted on the provision that tennis was always to be played there to promote health and sport in the community.

Unfortunately after 75 years of history ‘Beechcroft Tennis Club’ went into decline. Dwindling membership, dilapidated facilities and tennis losing its popularity, almost brought the club to near closure. Not wanting to see this happen Beechcroft have worked tirelessly to look for funding grants to help secure its future.

In 2015 the re-named Beechcroft Tennis and Multi Sports Community Club offers a base for not only tennis but touchtennis, football, hockey, netball, walking football and table tennis. From mini tennis for under 6 year olds to walking football for the over 50s, the club really has become a multi generational sports and social venue with a bright future.

Beechcroft offers sports facilities to a wide range of community groups including local schools, disability groups, sports teams, scout groups and youth clubs who would benefit from year round access to the club. Hall Green has a population of 28 thousand people and Beechcroft is the only community sports venue in the area.

What is Beechcroft Walking Football?

The aim of Walking Football is to get the over 40s either into football or back after absence or injury. Walking Football is the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful game whilst reducing the chance of injury, despite the name, the sport is no walk in the park, a game as mental as it is physical and stifling the urge to run is an early challenge!

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If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?

The biggest problem at Beechcroft is the quality of our current walking football equipment we provide to the community and our lack of First Aid.

Although previously awarded grants, all funds have been spent on the facilities, leaving no money for our depreciating sports equipment and increasing need for up to date health equipment.
Community groups require safe and good quality equipment and because of the nature of walking football our club, will need a variation of new equipment including a variation of different size and weight walking footballs, walking football sized posts, cones, goal keeping gloves and different sizes of bibs for all users.

Where can people go to find out more about Beechcroft Walking Football?

Visit their website here.
Walking Football Birmingham & Solihull is on Facebook. You can also follow @BeechcroftTMC on Twitter.

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