Buckland FC has big plans for the next 10 years
The club was formed in 1977 purely as a junior club, starting life at Sandringham Park on the Buckland Estate.
Since then things have progressed year on year and has seen the club move from Homers Lane Kingsteignton to fantastic facilities at Homers Heath,Kingskerswell. The club has always looked to progress, much of the success down to the amazing volunteers who have built the club quite literally over the years.
On the 21st August the club gave a presentation on the plans for the next 10 years, the audience included the FA, the chairman of the Western League,Teignbridge and Newton Abbott councillors,sponsors and prospective sponsors. The event was a success with support coming from many areas.
In the short term the clubs aim is to gain promotion to the Southern League South and West, this league will mean more travelling for away games but will also give some great fixtures against teams like Tiverton Town, Taunton Town and Bridgewater, some areas of the ground need improvement in order to do this.
A 1.83m fence needs to be erected along the side of the car park, a shorter fence at the bottom of the bank either side of the grandstand, also turnstiles,outside toilets,extra seating and another covered area need to be installed.
The club has a crowdfunder page which can be accessed from the Devon FA website with a Buckland FC link.
Long term the plans are for an all weather surface to be installed on the pitch behind the grandstand, certainly exciting times for all involved.
Buckland FC are trying to forge ahead with bringing the highest level of football to the area, with this in mind the club is trying to bring as many local businesses on board as possible, over 45 local businesses have already pledged support.
Previous 1st team skipper Ben Williamson and his company Kastner Volvo Exeter are just one company who was more than happy to get involved with such a progressive family club. The picture is Ben Williamson pictured with current 1st team skipper Simon Revell.