Our aim is to raise funds to allow for club facility and pitch improvements through out the 2017/18 season, with a full programme of pitch renovation works at the close of the season, ready for the 2018/19 season.
Radcliffe Olympic Football Club was founded in 1876, making it one of the oldest clubs in Nottinghamshire.
Whilst, the club has gone from strength to strength in the terms of competitive progression, club development in increasing participation in football throughout all age groups and sexes and even with one player, Harry Butler Daft who went to play international football in the 1890's, the club now turns its attention to our main pitch facility on Wharf Lane, in Radcliffe On Trent. Our ground is called The Recreation Ground.
In the past five years our pitch has been flooded twice, resulting in the pitch performing below our own set standards. Whilst, much voluntary work has gone into the pitch and this has improved the pitch, resulting in fewer postponements, this is oftenily hampered by the lack of access to resources and knowledge, due to wider club financial commitments and pressures. So, the time has come for full on-going and close season remedial works to allow us to reach our ambitions.
We, as a club believe that providing a safe, enjoyable and great match experience on a good playing surface is a must. We believe that by improving our pitch, through on-going decompaction programmes, scarification, reseeding and top dressing will help us a club not just retain numbers but also increase partcipation. We also believe by providing good facilities and playing equipment in a safe, clean and professional environment is a must. Therefore a portion of donated funds will go towards to coaching and playing equipment.
Our ambition is to offer our players, coaches and spectators a match day experience at Wharf Lane to be envied by others and to allow more teams under the Radcliffe Olympic umbrella to play on the Main Pitch at Wharf Lane, as we seek to develop our club further, as a whole.