The Trojans want to be the leading amateur sports club in the region, ensuring a vibrant community where people will always find a wonderful welcome. Our clubhouse is an essential component, providing the shared space where our members and a wider community can mix irrespective of different sporting interests.
Whilst the current facility holds memories and has hosted many special events and moments for us all, I think we can all agree that the time has come where we need something more modern and fit for purpose.
Hopefully, you are aware the club has been working very hard over recent years to deliver a fantastic new clubhouse that will serve Trojans and friends for the next 50 years. The good news is we are now coming into the final straight, with very positive pre-planning discussions, and having secured funding support for c. £725k via a combination of grants from Eastleigh and Test Valley Borough Councils.
We estimate that a suitable clubhouse will cost in the region £1M to build including a suitable level of contingency, leaving a gap of c. £250k. We are now looking at the best way to bridge the remaining financial gap.
To help us explore our options we are asking members and friends of the club to complete a survey. It will help us better understand how much, and by what method, we can raise additional money to help transform our club and hopefully have a clubhouse built and ready for everyone to enjoy in 2022/3 and in time for our 150-year celebrations.
To keep up the momentum we are asking for responses by 30th September and will be sharing the results here, as well as providing a chance to discuss at a General Meeting later in the year.
We have produced more detailed FAQs but if you’d like more info, if your question isn’t answered or you have a suggestion, please don’t hesitate to either email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to your section Chair. You can also ask a member of your Board of directors or simply speak to Chris behind the bar.