Lincoln City supporters being encouraged to donate towards a new Crowdfunder which will go towards paying for their new training facility. It is no secret that the Lincolnshire club are on the lookout for a new training ground, after constantly dividing between different sites last season.
Manager Danny Cowley insists that this is the next vital step in the future of the football club. Imps fan Andy Helegesen, who is spearheading the fundraising scheme, believes it is possible for the fans to get together and raise an impressive £100,000. Lincoln have utilised such systems to great effect in the past, helping them make some key signings last season.
Cowley explained the importance of a training home to the Lincolnshire Echo,
“The training ground is crucial for where we want to go. It is everything to us. We want to develop the group and in order to do that we need a facility that we can train on day in and day out. It will allow us to continue to make the progress that we are making and to capitalise on the momentum we have then a training ground will be crucial to that.”
Helgesen was presented with the Club Volunteer of the Year Award last season, and the long-time Lincoln fan expects the City community to come together in this initiative once again,
“There are initiatives such as if you donate £50 your name will be put on the roll of honour that will be on display at the new training ground. Donations of £100 or more mean you get your name on the roll of honour and an invite to the VIP opening of the base. I never set a target usually – but £100,000 is reasonable with our fan base and would be a great help towards the cost of the land.”
Commercial director Kevin Cooke confirmed that the club are still ‘looking at several sites’ but are hoping to have something ‘usable by December’.