News From Bishopthorpe White Rose

Sunday 23 June 2019, 12-3pm AYJS
It’s the summertime end-of-season Bishopthorpe White Rose JFC celebration.
Join us for fun and games as we close out the end of the 18-19 football season and celebrate with Women’s World Cup-themed activities, bubble football, bouncy castle, food and drink and more!

Bishopthorpe White Rose Football Club update

Our plans to move to our very own site with a clubhouse on land near Sim Balk Lane are progressing well. We’re working tirelessly to raise the £80,000 we need, and the support of the whole community has been amazing. We are nearly there! Our next fundraising event is on the 23rd June at Archbishop of York’s Junior School from 12-3. Please come along and help us reach the all-important £80,000 target at our Women’s World Cup-themed event. We’ll also be dropping our fundraising leaflets into houses in Bishopthorpe soon so please look out for those and help us reach our target if you can!

We’re also starting to plan our move to the new site in more detail, now that the work is commencing and the planning permission is in place. The junior section and the senior Bishopthorpe United teams have always worked closely and we will soon formally combine into one community club with players now actively progressing from our oldest junior teams into the senior teams, and with the potential to start a ladies team soon as our oldest female players are completing their journey through our junior ranks.

We now know that the new facility will feature a clubhouse with community space, fully fitted kitchen, 4 x modern changing rooms, 2 referee rooms and will be able to accommodate 3 x 11v11 pitches, 2 x 9v9 pitches and 3 x 7v7 pitches. This will provide much-needed pitches for our junior teams playing these formats, namely Under 9s to Under 19s and also the senior’s teams. In addition to the new site, the club will convert the existing pitch at Ferry Lane, Bishopthorpe into a suite of 5v5 and 7v7 pitches. This will be used as extra space for training for all our teams and provide additional pitch options, as and when required, for under 7s to under 10s, when they play their matches.

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