Developers extend their support for Cricket Club

Date: Thursday 12 February 2015

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As one of the developers currently building high-quality homes at Great Western Park in Didcot, Oxfordshire, we are delighted to announce that we will be continuing our support for Didcot Cricket Club – by sponsoring them for an additional three years!

The Great Western Park Consortium, comprising Taylor Wimpey, David Wilson and Persimmon Homes, is donating £3,500 per year to the club for the next three years.

The consortium has sponsored the junior section of the club since 2012, and has been the main sponsor of both the junior and senior sections since June 2014.

Funding will be spent on improving professional coaching and maintaining the club’s facilities, while the Great Western Park logo will appear on all new kit bought by players.

Paul Costello, Chairman of Didcot Cricket Club, says: “It is fantastic that the consortium want to continue sponsoring our club for another three years.

“It’s wonderful for the players to receive this kind of support – the club is open to anyone in the community, and we also regularly reach out to local schools to see if they would like to be involved, so to have this sponsorship means we can have even better facilities for anyone and everyone who wants to play.”

The club also has future plans to move to Great Western Park when sports facilities are built there in the near future.

Paul adds: “Our club is hoping to move to Great Western Park in 2016, which will allow our entire team to be under one roof.

"Currently, our social aspect is quite split and all the games have to be staggered – but this way the juniors will be able to watch the seniors play which will be a great thing for them to aspire to.

“We’re very happy with the sponsorship, and want to thank the consortium for its continued support.”

Nikki Gibson, Taylor Wimpey spokesperson for the Great Western Park Consortium, says: “We are delighted to continue our sponsorship of both the junior and senior sections of Didcot Cricket Club.

“We very much hope that our funding will help the club to thrive over the next three years, as sporting organisations like this are simply a vital part of the community that can bring so many people together.”

Didcot Cricket Club was founded more than 35 years ago and is based at the Power Station Sports Ground in Didcot, while its 3rd team plays their home matches at the recreation ground in Crowmarsh.

The club has five teams in its junior section, ranging from the U9s to U17s, while the senior section is made up of three teams. The club boasts several junior players who play at district level, and for Oxfordshire.

Great Western Park will see £60 million invested in transport, schools and other community facilities both within the development itself and the surrounding area. Over time, the new community will benefit from new primary and secondary schools, shops, community centres, a health centre, open spaces and play areas.

There’s a choice of three and four–bedroom homes currently on sale at Great Western Park.