Official Club Statement

FC Lakeside can now officially reveal probably the best news our club has had in our 42 year history. For the last 3 months, (and a bit longer), your management committee together with some highly professional parents of youth team players, decided to investigate the potential of entering into a Tender process with Tewkesbury Borough Council. The Invitation to Tender was set up for any sports clubs or organisations, to bid for the right to become preferred supplier to TBC and be able to work together to run the new sports facility in Cold Pool Lane, Hatherley.
FC Lakeside are very proud to announce, “we have been successful in our bid”. Subject to contract agreement and legal procedures we now have the opportunity to work closer with The Hatherley community in all areas of sporting activities, not just football.

FC lakeside founded in Hatherley in 1975, are proud to have won this bid and hopefully can now put down some home roots after all these years.
With a 25 lease, (still to agree), we can secure football for FC Lakeside for the next generation.
This is wonderful for our club, however more importantly our community. We are excited at the prospect of local schools, charity groups and other organisations such as local scouts, running clubs, and sports for the disabled community, ALL benefitting from a well structured local facility.
This will be a facility that FC Lakeside, TBC and The Hatherley community will be proud of.
May I congratulate the committed group of people who have worked tirelessly on this Tender process, meeting weekly and putting together an incredible bid.

Over the coming days, weeks and months, further information will be released. Firstly we will call an informative EGM very soon for the FC Lakeside membership. Transparency through membership is key to a successful club and we will respect all views from our members before contractual agreements are finalised. As your Chairman, personally, this is a very proud moment for me and I hope we can move forward for FC Lakeside to continue to develop in all areas.

Thank you all once again, you are all part of a great club, continuing on an historic journey.

Rob Griffiths
FC Lakeside

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