Clitheroe FC’s Shed End destroyed in storms

Clitheroe's Shawbridge Stadium Copyright: Alexander P Kapp http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/738379

Non-league Clitheroe FC can’t afford to rebuild their iconic Shed End that was destroyed by Storm Emma, according to their groundsman Bill Barker.

The damage occurred on March 2, and left Barker, along with the help of volunteers, unable to repair the damage done to the stand.

The heavy winds did more than destroy the stand, however, as a burst pipe left both changing rooms without running water.

The club have set up a Just Giving page with the aim of raising £5,000 towards the re-building of the stand.

The loss of the Shed End is a massive blow to the club, with it being one of the only areas in the ground with a roof, making it a hub for spectators.

The club are going well on the pitch, sitting eigth in the Evostik North Division, just two points off a play-off spot, with nine games left to play this season.

With former Wigan and Wales striker Simon Haworth at the helm, the Blues look set for a push for promotion.

They’ll be playing at Bolton’s Macron Stadium soon, as they find themselves in the Lancashire FA Trophy final for the third time in seven years.