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3G Update – October 2016

Due to FIFA regulations, introduced in late 2015, the club no longer qualified for Football Foundation funding, this was a major blow to the plans to have a 3G pitch installed in the summer of 2016.

In October 2016 the club expressed an intention to apply for Section 106 funding for 50% of the cost, we are now in the process of compiling a business plan for the Section 106 application. This business plan will be distributed in due course.

A 3G pitch would allow the Avenue to become a home for Dorchester Town Youth Football Club, with youngsters training and playing at the stadium every week.

It will also allow the clubs subsidiary, Kixstart, to expand their Ability Counts and Walking Football offer.

The stadium would become the hub of football for the local community.

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3G Update – March 2017

We have received an offer from West Dorset District Council S106 (planning gain monies) for 50% of the funding required towards a 3G pitch, this itself is a great achievement and allows us to move ahead with raising a further £252,000. Some of this funding is already in place and some will be applied for from grants.

We are working on funding options for the other 50% required and are hopeful a 3G pitch will be installed at the Avenue Stadium over the summer of 2017.

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3G Update – July 2017

After delays and setbacks the estimated completion date has been put back to the summer of 2018. We are still hopeful we can get this project completed.

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3G Update – July 2018
It’s been a while but we finally achieved what many said would never happen. Dorchester Town now has a state of the art 3G pitch.

Our sincere thanks go’s out to: West Dorset District Council, Dorchester County Council, Dorchester Town Council, the Duchy of Cornwall, all the fabulous people and businesses who sponsored squares’ in the Pitch for the Community fundraising initiative and all those who worked tirelessly at club to make it happen. We would also like to thank McArdle Sport Tec Ltd for all their hard work laying the pitch and of course TigerTurf (UK) whoes Ecosept system we opted for.

Thank you, you are all amazing.