The AcreTweed Stadium is the home of Northwood Football Club based in a corner of Northwood Recreation Ground and is in real need of a makeover to ensure it continues to meet the ground grading requirements of a semi-professional club playing at Step 4 in the non-League Pyramid structure. The Club was founded in 1926 and has been one of the biggest set-ups in the County of Middlesex for many years, providing football opportunities for youngsters from the age of 5 through to 18 and then also Senior Football to a high level. The Club has submitted a bid to the Football Stadium Improvement Fund for funding to complete a variety of improvements during the summer of 2019 including new seating in the newly-designated "Byrne Stand" - named after a family of five brothers who have all played a huge part in the club's history over a period of more than sixty years, new entrance gates, a new turnstile block, replacement security fencing and a new covering for the pitch perimeter walkway. In addition to this, the kitchen area inside the recently-refurbished clubhouse is due for a complete update.
While the FSIF may fund up to 70% of the cost of the work, the Club now has to raise the other 30% itself which will be a total of around £30,000. Some of it has already been pledged by kind donations from Club Committee members but we would be very grateful for donations from any supporters past or present, ex-players who might remember their time at the club with fondness, or anybody from the extended football family locally or otherwise.
The work is planned to be carried out in June and July 2019 so we do need to raise these funds fairly quickly. Anybody who makes a donation and gives their name will be listed as a valued contributor to the project on a roll of honour inside the ground.