Farsley Celtic to submit plans for community sports hub

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The Citadel is the home of National League North club Farsley Celtic. Photo: Farsley Celtic

Farsley Celtic Football Club have announced ambitious plans to transform the area around their pitch into a state of the art community sports facility with bar and cafe.

Proposals include eight internal FIFA 2* synthetic playing pitches behind the existing sports hall, and a further four synthetic pitches on land behind the club’s main stand.

The National League North club says proposals would feature indoor bar and café areas, as well as changing and function facilities – all for wider community use.

A statement by the club said the complex would help ‘put Farsley on the map as a place to enjoy sport’ and they hope the facility would provide a welcome new income stream.

They said: “This represents a large financial investment in the club and the local community which we believe will provide not only all of our internal teams, but also the local and wider community, a facility that is of a higher specification than is available anywhere else.

“It will provide a community hub for sport and social activity for all sections of society.

“This will put Farsley on the map as a place to enjoy sport in a totally inclusive environment.

“The proposed structure has been designed with less able bodied users in mind, and we will be working with local disability groups and charities to ensure we provide a fully accessible community facility.”

The club says the proposals, which have been rumoured for several years, will undergo a short public consultation period. A full planning application will be submitted in August and the club hopes work will start on site by the end of the year.

Farsley Celtic, who are currently without a manager after Russ Wilcox quit last week, has announced Geneva-based boutique finance company Intercapital Swiss as new club sponsors this week.

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