Fun run for club

Seaton Carew Juniors Under 9's in their new away strip in the new changing rooms at Hornby Park.
Seaton Carew Juniors Under 9's in their new away strip in the new changing rooms at Hornby Park.

YOUNG footballers will hit the streets in an annual fun run to raise funds for exciting new ground developments.

Seaton Carew Junior teams and coaches will run or walk along the promenade to raise money for their new ground facilities which are taking shape.

The fun event will take place on Saturday, May 12 between the Old West Quay car park at Hartlepool Marina and finish at Seaton Carew Sports and Social Club, Hornby Park on Elizabeth Way.

Over 100 youngsters and club coaches are set to take part and the club is encouraging supporters to go along and cheer them on.

There will a barbecue for everyone involved at the finish line.

Over the last two years, Seaton Carew Junior Football Club have been upgrading their facilities including new changing rooms and installing drainage for future grass roots sports.

The next phase is to create a full size football pitch along with two junior football pitches on the recreation area of Hornby Park.

Sarah Moat, coach and manager of the Under-8s football side, explained the expansion was in response to increasing demand for the ground’s facilities.

Sarah, whose sons Jack, seven, and Oliver, four, both play at the club, said: “At the moment we don’t have enough pitch space for all the teams because we are expanding that quickly and are struggling to accommodate them all.”

The new pitches have been sited as far as possible from the local housing to prevent disturbance.

The development also includes plans for touchline safety barriers and six 10-metre floodlights.

The club says the improvements will benefit all grass roots football from their disabled teams, junior sides and male and female football teams.

The club is also encouraging feedback from the local community to the plans by visiting their website at www.clubwebsite.co.uk/seatoncarewjuniors