Ferryhill Athletic FC have become the latest group to benefit through Ferryhill Town Council’s Members Initiative Fund. Launched in April 2022, the Fund has now seen a total of £5,900 being donated to support local projects and initiatives.
In a cheque presentation held at Ferryhill Town Hall, Councillor Stephen Bowron presented a cheque for £100 to Fraser Reynolds from Ferryhill Athletic FC. Funds will be used to provide refreshments for spectators during match days.
Originally formed in 1921 Ferryhill Athletic FC played in both the Northern League and Wearside League for 60+ years before eventually folding in 2006. With a large football following, it may have taken 15 years to resurrect the Club, but with the whole Town supporting them, and with aspirations to return to Northern League Football the team are destined to grow from strength to strength.
Councillor Bowron said ‘I am thrilled to be able to support Ferryhill Athletic FC. It is great to see that the Team have been able to reform and are now back playing in Ferryhill at their old ground at Dean Bank Park.’
Funding is still available through the Members Initiative Fund, for more information please contact Karen Younghusband at Ferryhill Town Hall on telephone: 01740 652157 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org