Nomads Football Club is the only men’s football team within 10 miles of Edenbridge. With two adult teams, a 1st team and a reserve, both play in the Sevenoaks Football League. The 1st team are currently fighting for the championship in the Premier Division and the reserves are in Division 3 and doing well in their first season together.
Nomads are based at Mowshurst Farm, Four Elms Road, TN8 6AG and own 2 full sizes pitches, a clubhouse with on site parking, multiple changing rooms, toilets, showers, a stocked bar selling hot, cold, soft & alcoholic beverages as well as light snacks. The facility is also available for hire.
But everything is not quite as bright as it may seem. This season has been a real struggle as for the first time in over 20 years the club has received no sponsorship money to help with the general running costs which include kits for the players and hiring pitches for their matches as well as giving the facilities a much needed upgrade. The Committee have been inspired by the success of Edenbridge Cricket Club who raised funds to build the new Matt Cox Community Pavilion following the loss of one of their young players in 2015.
Nomads are looking to raise funds to bring new life to their premises, turning it into a venue for people to visit and enjoy sport, whether that be outside on the pitch or on the clubhouse TVs in the warm! Their plan is a long-term one but every good plan has to start somewhere.
“We want this to be a place people feel like they want to come to and have a good time like I always have done.” says Alex Bradford, long serving club player of 11 years and current committee member.
The committee would also like to build up the social side of the club as well as the sports side to appeal to an even wider audience than currently. They would like to see non-players come to visit the club and enjoy themselves and use the facilities. They want the club to be an integral part of the local community.
“We just want what’s best for everyone on a Saturday afternoon and most of all, that is to be happy.” said 1st team captain and comittee member Lee Clark.
Nomads currently have a gofundme page to achieve their £10,000 target so they can get the work underway – uk.gofundme.com/f/nomads-football-club
They are also seeking help, whether that be volunteers on a Saturday afternoon or builders with spare time and materials to help with the works. Or maybe you have some useful contacts that would help the club achieve their fundraising goal. They want to hear from you!
With the enthusiasm of the young and willing Nomads Committee members, this is an exciting time to help build the club’s future.
To get in touch contact:
Alex Bradford – Clubhouse Manager: 07803 566 663 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ross Davies – 1st Team Manager/Club Secretary: 07899 907 269 | Rosco7787@gmail.com
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