A Ledbury football club has bought much-needed equipment thanks to support from a housebuilder.

Ledbury Swifts have benefited from a long-term partnership with Bloor Homes - one that also sees the developer supporting Ledbury Town Football Club.

Bloor Homes pledged support for both clubs in 2021, to help them revamp facilities, carry out repairs and maintenance, as well as funding equipment for Ledbury Swifts Football Club.

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Bloor is also supporting the clubs with ongoing professional and technical advice regarding their proposed move to new facilities within the town.

Steve Onions is president of Ledbury Swifts, where around 250 boys and girls play week in, week out.

He said: “The support we have received from Bloor Homes has already really helped both clubs with much-needed equipment and also maintenance and revamp work for Ledbury Town FC facilities.

'A community club'

“Ledbury Swifts FC is a community club managed and run by volunteers, so the financial support we’ve received to acquire the equipment we need for our young teams is much appreciated.

“Bloor Homes’ forthcoming new development close to the viaduct will be providing new homes for people in the local community.

“This will mean many new families with potentially new members for both clubs. It is important we have facilities to continue our success and the development of football in the community.

“Our clubs have exciting plans to move to a new ground on the edge of town. Bloor Homes’ ongoing professional and technical advice with regard to the relocation plans has been invaluable.”

Steve Roberts, managing director at Bloor Homes’ western region, said: “It is a real pleasure to work with these two teams who play such a large part in the local community.

“They have such clear aspirations and always express great passion for improving the clubs’ facilities and situation, for the immediate benefit of existing players, and as a legacy for future players of all ages.”

Bloor Homes aims to begin construction of its new development by the end of 2023.