03 Feb 2018 in General News
You may have seen recent press coverage surrounding Ashington Community Football Club and our Woodhorn Lane ground.
We were asked to comment on this by some press outlets, and here is the response we provided:
On 15th February 2008 Ashington Community Football Club played our last game at Portland Park a town centre ground that had been our home since 1907. The ground made way for an Asda supermarket and the club moved to the outskirts of the town to a new ground, with the local council making a substantial capital gain.
The facilities were lacking and had numerous problems associated with them.
Whilst the facilities were not as would have been expected, the move gave the club a unique opportunity to rebuild itself as a community club and it is one that we have tried to embrace.
In 2015 the facilities were upgraded with the help of Arch and Northumberland County Council, who as part of their Hirst Strategy decided that the area, amongst the most deprived in the country and where they have hundreds of houses, should have a community facility.
We have been extremely grateful to Arch for their support in delivering and supporting this facility and also in helping us deliver our aims as a Community Football Club.