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Football comes home 21/11/23

Uncategorised Posted on 21/11/2023 21:11

NewburyToday – Football has finally returned to Faraday Road five years after Newbury FC’s eviction

BBC – Newbury football ground: First match to be played in five years

WBC – Faraday Road pitch grand re-opening

Football is returning to Faraday Road 03/11/23

Uncategorised Posted on 03/11/2023 18:35

We are delighted to announce the grand opening of Faraday Road…

See our press release here

See the Council’s news article here

NCFG says…

Newbury Community Football Group (NCFG) is delighted to support the reopening of the Faraday Road Football on the 19th November 2023.
NCFG has been campaigning to save the local football ground for over 7 years,
since the previous Conservative-led administration decided to evict Newbury FC
from the ground in June 2018 and left the site dormant and unused.
NCFG led a powerful campaign to protect this valuable local sports asset,
challenging West Berkshire Council on their plans to build flats on the football
ground and received huge local support including a petition of over 7,000
signatures, one of the biggest ever seen in West Berks.
There were many twists and turns along the way over the last 7 years and at the
local elections in May, with the Lib Dems, Greens and Labour all making manifesto
promises to save Faraday Road, the decision was ultimately (and rightly) that of
the residents of West Berks who voted for change.
The re-opening event takes place at 11.30am on Sunday 19th November, with NCFG
organising the footballing events of the day. The event will include the league
fixture for Under 8 teams of AFC Newbury and CSA 07 and a penalty shoot-out for
all, hosted by Newbury FC and team members of Newbury Women FC will be there
too, before they head off for their match.
Lee McDougall from NCFG said “this is a fantastic achievement and I thank all of
the NCFG members and supporters who have committed so much time to this
campaign over many years to protect this football ground. But this is just the
start and we look forward to working with West Berkshire Council to bring a full
football stadium back to Faraday Road”

NewburyToday 06/11/23

Faraday news update 07/10/23

Uncategorised Posted on 18/10/2023 17:40

West Berkshire Council has applied to put up fencing to stop balls at Faraday Road sports pitch

Sports Hub RIP 05/10/23

Uncategorised Posted on 05/10/2023 21:40

From NewburyToday 04/10/23

Newbury Rugby Club ‘frustrated’ by Monks Lane Sports Hub canning

News round up 19/07/23

Uncategorised Posted on 19/07/2023 22:08

Newbury Community Football Group pleased with Liberal Democrat win in West Berkshire local elections and hopes football will return to Faraday Road in Newbury

Partners collaborate to fund new community 3G pitch at Hungerford Secondary School

More questions on Faraday Road, Monks Lane Sports Hub and football in Newbury at West Berkshire Council executive meeting this week

Sport at Faraday Road: Preparing for kick-off – follow WBC’s progress as we prepare the Faraday Road pitch for the return of organised sport

Green shoots of recovery from a fresh WBC 24/05/23

Uncategorised Posted on 24/05/2023 19:04

Grass cutting at Faraday Road!

Work begins to restore the football pitch at Faraday Road in Newbury as new leader of West Berkshire Council lays down his plans for the site

Council regime change good for football 05/05/23

Uncategorised Posted on 05/05/2023 19:26

Liberal Democrats take control of West Berkshire Council in local elections 2023

Sports Hub v Faraday Road update 27/03/23

Uncategorised Posted on 27/03/2023 17:46

Sports Hub contract “agreed”

West Berkshire Council approves Monks Lane Sports Hub contract – but can’t be signed until legal challenge ends

Football back at Faraday Road… Lib Dem pledge

‘They do not deserve to be in power and it is time for change’

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