Local Cricket Club's Exciting New Plans

Turnham Green & Polytechnic to develop its home ground


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This is going to be an exciting year for Turnham Green and Polytechnic Cricket Club (TGPCC). For the first time in its 150 years of history the club is taking over control of its home ground on Riverside Drive (aka Fullers Sports Ground) and looking to develop the ground as a major community asset.

Turnham Green & Polytechnic to develop its home ground

TGPCC has been chosen to be the Middlesex Showcase club for Natwest Cricketforce, a national self-help programme for ECB affiliated cricket clubs bringing together players, members, supporters and the local community to improve facilities and put the cricket club at the heart of the community. Natwest Cricketforce depends on volunteers from the club and community, working with local businesses and tradesmen to bring about real and immediate improvement to cricket and social facilities.

Cricketforce will be on the weekend of 27 March and will involve volunteers from the club and the community working alongside a workforce drawn from Middlesex cricket staff and county players, as well as support from the local Natwest branch, to make immediate and noticeable improvements to the ground and clubhouse.

Ahead of this there is a public Cricketforce Launch Event for anyone who might be interested in helping out in any way, or just finding out more about the event and some of our plans for the ground. This takes place at 8pm on Thursday 26 February at Dukes Meadows Golf Club in Chiswick. At this event, they will lay out our plans for the Cricketforce weekend and have the opportunity for people to get involved.

The Club has a long list of proposals, which will be outlined on the day, but plans include improving the cosmetic appearance of the ground and clubhouse interior and exterior, with fencing, raincover, signage, improvements to the nets and to the outfield and many other ideas.

A spokesman said; "We are looking to members of the community, both from within the cricket club and outside, to get involved as volunteers on 27/28 March, whether you have practical skills you can offer us in construction, decoration or engineering, or just as a pair of hands to paint or do work under the guidance of a professional. We are also looking to local businesses to donate materials which might help with one or other of our projects."

Companies making a significant contribution will be thanked on a new ‘partners’ board at the ground and can use the occasion to build a reputation as a generous local company.

If you would like to be involved or find out more, email Bernard Hughes bernardhughes@ntlworld.com or call him on 07906 889 555.

February 11, 2015

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