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Big Glenavy Dander: 4th October, 9am to 6pm

 Many of you will be aware of the recent work being done at our grounds at Chapel Hill. We are delighted to announce that our new walking path, part of Phase 1 of our Development Proposals, is complete!  In order to raise awareness of this new community facility and officially open our new walking path we are inviting all members of the community, young and old alike, to come and join us in a bid to walk 500 miles…


 This phase of our developments was made possible in part due to funding secured from The Alpha Programme (for more details see below) and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their assistance and support throughout this project. Mel Waddell, representative from The Alpha Programme Steering Group said, upon the commencement of works in July, “It’s great to see that work has started on site for both the pitch and path improvements and we look forward to returning to see the project completed and being used by the local community.”


This is a facility for the whole community, so if you can come join us and do even just 3 laps of the path you will have completed 1 mile and there will be only 499 to go!  The more people who participate on the day, the faster we can hit our target! Who knows, maybe we could go even further! We will walk 500 miles, but can we walk 500 more??? (The Proclaimers won’t be there unfortunately…or indeed fortunately!) More details to follow in the next few days.

Thanks for your continued support!

The Alpha Programme

Established in 2008 by Alpha Resource Management Ltd, The Alpha Programme is managed by Groundwork NI and has already provided just under £3million in funding to nearly 90 biodiversity and community based projects within ten miles of the Mullaghglass landfill site outside Lisburn. Information on the Programme can be downloaded from www.groundworkni.org.uk or contact Mel Waddell at Groundwork NI on (028) 9074 9494 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 As of Monday 27th of July our main pitch will be shut for maintenance work to be carried out. As a result and due to the heavy plant that will be involved our facilities will be closed from 8am-6pm each week day as a matter of health and safety. Our training pitch will now be used to cater for training and all games will be played away from home until 2016.

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