Work starts on new childrenโ€™s net area

22 Nov 2021 | Community

Work is underway on the new children’s net area on the back lawn at Sophia Gardens.

Head coach Matt Maynard marked the start of work by putting the first spade in the ground.

Dedicated to Tom Maynard, the four-lane net is being built using the money raised through the Wellyman Walking challenge - a fundraising challenge undertaken by Matt in October for The Tom Maynard Trust.

Matt raised more than £21k by walking 230 miles in 12 days across Wales wearing Wellington boots, climbing the Welsh three peaks Pen y Fan, Snowdon and Cadair Idris in the process.

After signalling the start of work, Matt Maynard, said: “Since the ground was redeveloped, we’ve lost an area where children can play and practice their skills during matches.

“As the Wellyman Walking challenge was the final major fundraising event for the Trust we thought it would be nice to leave a legacy in place for The Trust and Tom.

“The club very kindly agreed we could go ahead with the work and share this project with them.

“We’re delighted the money raised from the walk exceeded the £20,000 we required for the project to go ahead, and we can get a facility in place at Sophia Gardens dedicated to Tom that children and families can enjoy.”


You can still donate to the Tom Maynard Trust HERE.