At Andover RFC we only have two playing areas + one training/Academy area. We have 3 senior teams (the 1st XV currently in London 2SW) and a thriving Academy which has been around 340 membership for some seasons now. We also have a ladies side which is starting to take off. Although our facility, the Goodship Ground, will be 25 years old this September we still call it the new club! The pitches were constructed on a very sandy base which over the years has worked its way to the surface and now large read of the pitches require major repair work. We are able to spend some money each year on maintenance (vertical-draining, seeding, feeding, top dressing) but we now need some major investment to ensure we can continue to provide a safe playing surface for our members. We carry out various fund raisers throughout the year and we are lucky to have some sponsors which supplements our revenue streams i.e. Membership fees, bar takings, clothing etc. There are of course other annual maintenance activities which we need to address but the plying areas repair is now essential.