Romford FC reaches crowdfunding target in bid to bring club back to the borough

PUBLISHED: 11:23 31 May 2018 | UPDATED: 11:37 31 May 2018

Celebrations at the final whistle as Romford ensure Bostik league survival (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Celebrations at the final whistle as Romford ensure Bostik league survival (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Romford FC has reached its target of £2,000 in the first step to bring the club back to the borough.

The money will be used to pay for all legal costs, surveys and the cost of the planning application to build a new stadium in Havering.

Although the club has raised an initial £2,000, it could need around £4,500 over the next couple of months.

For the last 27 years the club has been operating without a home, and for the last decade they have been playing outside of Havering.

Last season they played home games at Ship Lane and ground shared with Thurrock FC and next season plans are already in place for them to do the same with East Thurrock United.

Chairman Steve Gardener has said that they have plans to build a community facility in Romford with a 3G playing surface.

He said this will not only be for a first team, reserves, U21, U18, but also the wider community.

Romford FC Chairman Steve Gardener said: “Its been a fantastic response. On behalf of the club can I thank everyone for their generosity.

“We have reached our initial target of £2000 towards the planning costs.

“We are going to continue to fundraise and any money raised will go towards the extra costs we will incur in fees.

“Hopefully the plans will be well received by the council and we will keep everyone informed of progress.

“Keep donating, keep telling people what we are doing and why.

“Lets bring Romford Football Club home.”

To donate to visit the Romford FC crowdfunding page.

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