Since Consett AFC moved to the new Belle Vue Stadium in November, a lot has been going on at the club on and off the pitch helping the club progress their place within the community. On the pitch the club has had mixed results in the league but managed to pull off an upset against League Two side Hartlepool United in the Durham Challenge Cup. This is a great step for the club who are looking to achieve bigger and better things this season.
It’s not just on the pitch where Consett AFC have been busy. The community ethos of the club is still very much intact as the new facilities have been used on countless occasions by people from all across the local area. Birthday parties, christenings and engagement parties are just a few of the events the club has been able to host over the past few months. Over £4000 has been raised for numerous local charities using the venue to host fund raising events since the stadium opening in November.
February is looking like another great month for the club as on the 17th the Newcastle United Foundation will be returning for one of their legendary football fun days. With over 90 children attending the previous session, this was a record for the foundation greatly surpassing their expectations. For only £15 for four sessions, this is a great opportunity to get the kids involved in football at a reasonable price.
On the pitch there are 3 games in February with Newcastle Benfield on the 1st, Bishop Auckland on the 15th and finally league leaders Celtic Nation on the 22nd. Be sure to get down and support your local team.