Oundle Town FC have signed a 30-year lease with Oundle School after three years of negoitiations which now secures the club’s future at the Station Road ground in the town.
The club underwent a major restructure merging Oundle Junior Football Club (Under 5 to Under 16) with Oundle Town Football Club (first team and reserves) and formed Oundle Town Football Club Ltd.
The directors and committee have produced a long-term strategy to turn the club into a Community Football Centre of Excellence for Oundle and the surrounding area.
Club chairman Cameron Holmes said: “These are exciting times for the club and we will be working with the FA to develop the whole area into football pitches, with lights for training and matches, a new clubhouse and everything associated with taking our club to the next level!
“We want to work together with members and stakeholders to develop both senior and junior teams and to provide a more secure footing for football in Oundle and the surrounding area.
“We currently have a walking football team and are looking to introduce football for the disabled in the near future.”
The club are holding an event this Sunday (September 2) at Station Rd (12:30pm) to celebrate the signing of the lease and to mark the next stage in the club’s history, which was formed in 1883.
Oundle Town Football Club are affiliated to the Northamptonshire Football Association and are members of the Peterborough and District Junior Alliance, the Peterborough and District Youth League, Hunts League, the ChromaSport & Trophie Peterborough League and the Northants Sunday Combination League.