A BARROW football club has unveiled plans to build a new clubhouse.

Over the last 18 months Barrow Celtic have been hard at work improving their Newby Terrace home along with plans in place to secure its long-term future.

A key component of those plans has been securing an asset transfer on Newby Terrace so it is now owned by the club which was first established in 1934.

And now club officials have submitted a planning application to build a new clubhouse to include disabled facilities and a kitchen.

The new clubhouse will be situated next to the parking area adjacent to Newby Terrace.

A public consultation on the plans is due to end on December 12 and then Barrow Borough Council’s planning department will make a final decision.

Barrow Celtic management team member and player Carl Brown described the development as ‘exciting times’.

“We’ve turned it around a bit and we’ve got a really good set-up at the moment, and we just want to keep it going,” he said.

“We’ve had quite a lot of good support with sponsorship, and because we’ve got the fencing around the pitch now, we’ve been able to put up advertising boards and things like that, and make it look a bit more professional.

“We’re doing a lot at the moment and we’ve put a lot of money back into the ground and clubhouse to give something back to the players. We’re not just keeping it all, we’re trying to use it wisely because we want to keep the interest as well.”

Along with pitch-side sponsorship boards, which have been sold at £400 each for five years, Celtic run a 200 Club which has a top prize of £1,250 and brings in around £3,000 a year, along with putting on sportsman’s dinners to generate extra revenue.

Anyone with sponsorship enquiries can contact Mr Brown on 07825 249392.