In February 2016 plans were approved by Castle Point Borough Council to replace the existing clubhouse at The Frost Financial Stadium with a brand new community centre. The existing clubhouse had stood since 1947, and although it held many happy memories for the club and its supporters it was in desperate need of repair.
The plans proposed building a community centre that could accommodate a wide variety of groups and classes for all ages. The aim for the centre is to offer a diverse range of activities, using the medium of football to engage with the youth of Canvey Island. One major goal is to use the facility for disabled people to enjoy playing sport.
The cost of the work will be £300,000 which was secured by two equal grants of £150,000 from The Football Foundation and Veolia North Thames Trust, the latter presenting their cheque at a ceremony attended by Rebecca Harris MP and Veolia Trustees on Saturday 27 February.
Work began in March 2016 and is scheduled for completion by September 2016 ready to be utilised by the club and the community. Progress photos from the construction can be found here.
- Disabled Sports
- Educational Classes
- Senior Citizens Clubs
- Toddlers Play Groups
- Keep Fit Classes (Zumba, Pilates, Yoga etc)
- Line Dancing
- Health Welfare Club (with a particular area to target being how sport can help people who suffer with Diabetes)
- Kids Entertainment Parties
- Hobby Clubs
- Martial Arts
- Table Tennis
- Short Mat Bowls
- After School Clubs
- Football Coaching Lessons (with a particular area to target being female football)