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Abbeydale Proposed Developments

Abbeydale Sports Club (ASC) have been in discussions for some time with John Gledden of Abbeydale Tennis Club (ATC) following the granting of planning permission for residential development of the uncovered tennis courts and the old cricket net area that had previously been leased by the Sports Club to the Tennis Club.

ASC has been keen to ensure, as far as possible, that any development would not be intrusive but would blend into the environment and actually be of benefit to the Sports Club.  ASC was concerned that an area of land – the banking between the old cricket net area and the cricket scoreboard – which is of little or no practical use to the Sports Club would become even more superfluous and could be better utilised as part of a development.  Accordingly a joint venture between ASC and ATC has been devised whereby that land is incorporated into a larger development site, including the site for which ATC already has planning permission, with a view to creating a residential development that would be better suited to the location and more beneficial to both the Sports Club and the Tennis Club.

A copy of the proposed development can be viewed here and ASC would ask members to support the planning application.

Should the development be approved, it would be the intention of ASC to utilise the funds obtained from that development towards building much needed new changing room facilities for the outdoor sports on the Abbeydale site with grant assistance from Sport England and national governing bodies of the RFU, English Hockey and ECB.  

In due course the existing changing room block in the bottom carpark would be freed up and together with the adjoining buildings could be redeveloped providing an opportunity to generate rental income for the Sports Club and thereby helping to maintain ASC’s financial viability in the future.                          

Richard Ibbotson                     Chairman,  Abbeydale Sports Club

   

Abbeydale congratulates Sheffield’s Joe Root on becoming England Cricket Captain and wishes the whole team good luck in the Ashes series.  A product of the Sheffield Collegiate junior academy, Joe becomes the second Collegiate player to take on the role, following in the footsteps of Michael Vaughan. Watch the BBC video . The Joe Root Cricket School meets each Friday – new players welcome.

 

Make Abbeydale in Sheffield your place to watch sport on TV – and you can bring your friends! With BT and Sky Sports, you can watch all the big games at Abbeydale.  Check out Matchpint to see what games we are showing.

New Directors Required : Abbeydale Sports Club Ltd is looking for 2 new Directors to strengthen its board of directors.The board would prefer candidates that have relevant experience in Hospitality/Sporting and wish to contribute to a local sports club that has been part of the community for over 100 years.

If you are interested then please write in the first instance to the Company Secretary,  Abbeydale Sports Club Ltd.  enclosing a letter outlining your background supported by 2 existing members. 

The position is voluntary (i.e. not remunerated) but expenses will be paid where appropriate and may appeal to recently retired members. The board meets once a month-currently the 3rd. Tuesday of the month.

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