As far as I can recall, since re-joining the club in 2007, and I’m sure it’s been mooted even further back than that, it’s been the aim of the committee and all involved at Stockport Georgians to have our own ‘home’ to complement our superb playing surface. Thanks to the unbelievable level of donations through the brilliant Crowdfunder scheme and the tireless work of people giving up their spare time we now have a fantastic, timber-clad facility at the Cromley Road end of the ground, that wouldn’t look out of place at a much higher level.
Over 80 people, not just within the club but throughout the local community and local businesses, donated through the scheme to help us exceed our target to get the project off the ground, and once the funding was in place, we have called upon the generous help and hard work from volunteers, giving up their spare time to rip out, prepare and finally deck out the building to give us a clubhouse that I’m sure will be the envy of many a club.
As a club we cannot thank enough all those involved, from those who kindly donated, to those who got stuck in and grafted to complete the building. Without you this wouldn’t have happened and one of the North West’s leading amateur clubs would have been pretty much stuck.
Our Cheshire Cup tie with Cheadle Town Reserves on 21st November saw a healthy crowd able to enjoy the new facilities for the first time, before, during and after the game, and take shelter from the cold and watch the game from the viewing gallery.
Cromley Road now looks even more attractive, and must rank highly as one of the nicest amateur grounds in the North West, if not the country as a whole! The new clubhouse overlooks our superb playing surface, so why not have a mooch down there for a pie, brew and a few beers and see for yourself. We’re hoping for more success this year to really crown the clubhouse opening and keep the club, and it’s future heading in the right direction.