£200k revamp for South Yorkshire club headquarters

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A DILAPIDATED shack which served as the HQ for Totley Sports and Social Club for many years has been transformed into a modern sports pavilion thanks to a £200,000 investment.

The pavilion, at Totley Bents opposite The Cricket Inn pub, will provide a home for several local sports clubs.

It will be formally opened by fell runner Joss Naylor and football referee Uriah Rennie during a free family fun day tomorrow.

The event is open to the public with opportunities to take part in fun sporting activities.

The pavilion has been built through a combination of fundraising, grant awards and funding from Sheffield Council and Kier, which oversaw the construction of the new facility.

Clive Waddington, Totley Athletics Club chairman, said: “This is a tremendous boost for sport in Totley.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming people on the day whether or not they are currently active in sport or just want to spectate, join in the fun or find out about the sports clubs and our new community facility.”

The event, which is open to all, starts at 1pm and will run through until 11pm.

There will be a range of events for all the family from children’s races, a short fell race and kwik cricket to tug of war with loads of prizes to be won.

There will also be a hog roast, bbq and bar throughout the day as well as live music from a local band in the evening.