Killingworth Young Peoples Club (KYPC) and North Tyneside Council
The development of a full size floodlit artificial 3G grass pitch and pavilion improvements including the creation of a multi purpose club room.
There were no suitable sports facilities in the Killingworth area for KYPC’s 23 teams and other local sports clubs to use for training and matches.
Amberley Playing Fields, Killingworth, North Tyneside, NE12 6SE
The artificial grass pitch was formally opened by North Tyneside Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure in October 2019. The pavilion improvements are expected to start in 2020.
Football Foundation, Sport England, North Tyneside Council, Banks Community Foundation and KYPC.
I was chairman of KYPC running a project to try and get funding for a 3G facility at our ground, as a volunteer I had taken the bid as far as I could and was struggling to see a way to make the time to finish the initial stage of the bid and then if that was successful actually progress to completion. Nathan was recommended to me by a friend within football, after our first meeting I knew Nathan would be able to help. He had a vast range of knowledge and contacts and was honest about timescales and what was required. During the bid and subsequent building of the facility (which would not have been possible without Nathan's help and guidance) he went above and beyond and was always on hand to support. He took so much of the pressure off me as a chairman knowing there was someone I could trust to lead meetings on my behalf or submit complicated bids. The success of the first project has led KYPC to enlist Nathans services for a second project, a project we would never had attempted if it had not been for Nathan. Organised, Flexible, Knowledgeable and Understanding are all words that I would use to describe Nathan.
Neil Drummond, Chair of KYPC