All-weather Opportunity

Updated: Aug 16

Ten years ago, the Club started a highly ambitious project to replace a timber building in a state of disrepair with a purpose-built modern clubhouse.  Opened in 2011 the John Lyall Pavilion is a fantastic facility for both players and supporters. Admired by many visitors to School Lane, the clubhouse offers a warm welcome to all.

A decade later a small group has been working, behind the scenes, researching the possibility of constructing an all-weather playing surface.  Supported by Lawford Parish Council, this month we are launching our campaign, named LFC@LFC, to build a 3G pitch at School Lane.  The initials LFC as well as being shorthand for the Club, represent the key objectives of our project to create a -

Local & sustainable hub that is a 

First class facility, supporting wellbeing &

Community-wide participation

Easy to remember: LFC@LFC!  Like the clubhouse, this will be a huge undertaking both financially and in the hours of voluntary time required to achieve our vision.  While the Football Foundation is the major funder of 3G facilities, we will need to raise funds ourselves and secure funding from other organisations.

Next month we will hold a launch event for the project together with an EGM for members to consider converting to a new legal entity specifically designed for smaller charities. With charitable status, the Club will be able to benefit from Gift Aid on donations and potentially access other new sources of funding.

Club Chairman, John Duchars highlights “This is a tremendous opportunity for Lawford. We will need the commitment of players and supporters from across the Club together with the backing of the wider community to realise our ambition.”  Please tell us how you can help by speaking to a club official or e-mailing

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