Abbeydale Sports Club

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Abbeydale Developments

You may have seen that planning permission has been granted for the residential development on our land and that of the Tennis Club.  May I thank the members who supported this application.
We now begin the process of selling the development which we anticipate may take 6 – 12 months.

We intend to utilise the funds obtained from the 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 the longer term, 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.

May I once again thank the members that supported the planning application and we look forward to continually improving facilities across the site to the benefit of all members.

Richard Ibbotson.   Chairman, Abbeydale Sports Club  9/2/18

The day after winning the Ashes, Sheffield Collegiate and England cricketer Joe Root was back at Abbeydale – serving drinks to his brother, Billy.