BARNOLDSWICK Town FC has been awarded £25,000 worth of building materials to improve its facilities after taking part in a national competition run by builders’ merchants Buildbase.

The Buildbase £100k Transfer Deal 2019 is a renovation programme for clubs playing in the Buildbase FA Trophy or Buildbase FA Vase competitions.

The product bursary includes building, electrical and hire products, which are provided by local Buildbase branches.

Barnoldswick Town FC, which has been competing in the Buildbase FA Vase, is joint winner with Weymouth FC, which has been competing in the Buildbase FA Trophy.

They successfully pitched their projects against four other finalists at an event held at Wembley Stadium.

Buildbase and FA judges praised Barnoldswick Town FC’s plans to improve access to the club’s facilities as well as update and redecorate the clubhouse with new carpets, bar area and furniture.

Barnoldswick Town FC representatives Matt Barnes, Stewart Airdrie and Steve Brown pitched the project.

Airdrie said: “This will set us up on a pedestal for the area, benefitting our club and non-league football. A nice environment will attract more families through the gates and the junior side will reap the benefits, providing a place where they are proud to go. We’re only a small town team, so to get the building materials from Buildbase is huge.”

Aisling Kenny, HR director at Buildbase said: “We awarded Barnoldswick Town FC the £25,000 worth of building materials because their project was something we really felt that we could make a difference to. They want to improve facilities for their supporters we feel that we can change the experience for those who visit the club.”

“This programme is about Buildbase investing in local communities by providing materials and expertise. All of the clubs talked passionately about what they would use the fund for and it’s clear that it’s all about improving the experience for everyone.”

Buildbase has awarded £300,000 worth of building materials to improve non-league football club facilities since it became the title sponsor of the FA Trophy and Vase in 2016.

Previous winners include Hanwell Town, Cleethorpes Town, Cheadle Town, Needham Market, AFC Darwen and Tadcaster Albion AFC.

The next Buildbase £100k Transfer Deal will open for applications later this year. Updates can be found by following @BuildbaseUK on Twitter #Buildbase100KDeal, at or in branch.