Villa FC has a membership of in the region of 600 players. In the last 20 years we have spent in excess of €1 million transforming our grounds at Connors Park into a really high-class facility. This has been funded by support from the Sports Capital Grant programme, the FAI, the local business community and most significantly the contributions of our players, parents and supporters through the Villa Vision scheme. We acquired 2.8 acres of land immediately adjoining our grounds in 2018, which gives us the opportunity to develop a second pitch to cater properly for our rapidly growing membership. Our plan is to install a full-sized synthetic pitch on the new site, along with floodlighting, pitch perimeter security fencing/gates, ball-stop netting and parking for in the region of 80 cars. The project will allow us to expand participation with an additional 8-10 squads in the future. It will enable extra contact time for skills development and increased activity rates among members & will expand capacity for sharing with key stakeholders such as schools/leagues/community groups.
The full project will cost in the region of €500,000 to deliver. We have received some grant funding toward the cost, but we again have to turn to our playing members/families, club supporters and friends in the business community to make this project viable. We see this as an investment in the future of all our playing members, as they are the ones that will benefit from what will be a playing facility that is unrivalled in the area. A short video detailing the proposed project can be viewed below:
How Can I Help?
Sign up to our regular direct debit ‘Villa Vision’ payment scheme, which costs €21 per month or €5 per week. The ‘Villa Vision’ direct debit mandate form is attached below and can be completed and returned to any club committee member.