Long term future of football club secured with funding

Belper Town Football Club is installing a fourth generation (4G) football pitch to help improve its existing facilities and create new revenue streams for the Club after securing a £90,000 loan from HSBC UK through the Coronavirus Interruption Loan Scheme.

Founded in 1883 and nicknamed the Nailers due to the town’s nail-making industrial heritage, Belper Town purchased the new 22,600 sq ft 4G pitch to help modernise its existing facilities and supplement the Club’s income in response to the challenges posed by Covid-19.

Dave Laughlin, managing director of Belper Town Football Club, said:“As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, which brought British football to a halt in March, the Club and the wider sporting community was heavily impacted. The new 4G pitch will bring everything together for the Club and the local community, especially now during these difficult times. Not only will it provide our own teams with one of the highest-quality playing surfaces around but will also be open for the local community who will also be able to access our function room to enjoy some socially-distanced refreshments.

“Thanks to HSBC UK, and in particular our relationship manager Dan Pawar, the Club has been able to put a foot in the right direction which, during these uncertain times, is a real positive for us.”