Arun residents are invited to enjoy Aldwick Cricket Club’s new Fredricks-Knight Pavilion at Brooks Lane playing field in Felpham.
The first game at the brand new facility is set to take place at the Grand Opening event on Sunday 14 April 2019 with Aldwick Cricket Club (ACC) playing Sussex Cricket Foundation XI.
The opening event which starts at 11.45am, will see a range of activities for all the family, including a bouncy castle, bath bomb making, story time and a free kids’ taster session.
In celebration of the new pavilion, a competition was run by Aldwick Cricket Club. Members of the public were invited to submit a photo; painting or drawing that they felt represented the local area. The winning submissions have been featured in a mural designed by local artist, Chloe Dowsett. The mural will be unveiled at the Grand Opening and a sneak peak of the progress can be found on ACC’s Facebook page.
As there is limited parking at the site the Council and ACC would encourage both players and spectators to walk or cycle to the event.
Ian Guppy, from Aldwick Cricket Club said: “We are proud and extremely privileged for this day to arrive and we can’t wait to get going.
“We cannot thank everybody who has helped in this project enough, we are an extremely lucky and fortunate cricket club to have so many people rooting for us and we hope as many people as possible come and share this special day with us.”
Paul Broggi, Property, Estates and Facilities Manager at Arun District Council said: “Getting to this point has been a long journey following the destruction of the old pavilion and we have faced many challenges along the way.
“It’s been a great project to be involved in; working in close partnership with ACC. I am immensely proud of the end result which I know is going to be a superb facility for both ACC and the local community for many years to come.”