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Football club appeal launched

Winchester MP, Steve Brine, was at the final home game of the season on Saturday as Winchester City FC launched a new chapter in its history.

The Citizens, who have cemented their place in the Southern Premier League this season, will shortly leave their Abbots Barton home while improvements are made. They have launched a £100,000 community fundraising campaign to complete the £1.1m fund that will install a state-of-the-art pitch and community hub.

Supporters of the club — and those who want to see new top class facilities in the city that will be used by boys and girls of all ages — can contribute by making a donation large or small via the GoFundMe site that’s been set-up.

Mr Brine, who is Honorary VP of the club, said; “The Citizens are playing the highest standard of football, in the highest league, than any time since their formation in 1884. To take the club to the next phase we need to significantly upgrade the Charters Community Stadium.”

Club chairman Ken Raisbeck said: “Winchester City Football Club has come a long way in recent years, and we are now on the cusp of creating the next phase of our history.

“We are just £100,000 away from completing the development of a state-of-the-art AGP [artificial grass pitch] that will also serve as a Community Hub for players, coaches, regulars, and families.

“We ask for your help to be a part of it.

To donate, search for ‘Winchester City FC’ at gofundme.com.

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