A huge amount of work took place to revamp the Old Spotted Dog Ground bar in the last few weeks in the gap between games.
Club volunteers spent several days clearing out the bar in preparation for it to be renovated. A team of specialist contractors from High Five Construction then came in and spruced it up over several days.
They replaced the old cracked tiling with resin flooring in Clapton red, repaired and built new shelves, painted and decorated, and added some nice touches like the optics and a sparkly mirror, kindly donated by a member.
Finally, they cleaned up the exterior of the clubhouse and refreshed it with a coat of white paint.
This was all done at no cost to the club as the owner Chris Kelly (pictured with OSD bar licensee Annu above) is a huge non-league football supporter and wanted to help.
Chris, who has been in the construction sector for more than 30 years, said: “Having discovered Clapton Community Football Club and its unique location we felt that the club’s aims and aspirations reflect our own and it was a no-brainer to offer our support in a tangible way to improve their facilities.”
Then it was over to club volunteers again to move everything back into place ready for the women’s first team game last week.
And there’s more to come, with new tiling in the bar area and more shelving to store our ever expanding stock of refreshments.
Thank you to all involved from CCFC – the clubhouse bar has become a warm and inviting space for everyone.
You can see more photos of the bar revamp work in progress on the Flickr gallery below.