Mulbarton Wanderers CIC has today secured a long-term ground lease of Mulberry Park. This significant news means several new opportunities for the club, in line with delivering our long-term strategy.
We can now enter a new chapter of our club’s history having pursued a longer lease since 2013. We will work with our various stakeholders to ensure Mulberry Park and the CIC can maximise its impact on the local community of Mulbarton and the surrounding areas.
Duane James, Mulbarton Wanderers CIC Lead Director commented:
“Any grassroots sports club will fully understand what a long-term ground lease means. As well as allowing us to plan for the future, it means access to funding opportunities through local government departments, Football Association, Premier League and the Football Foundation. Ultimately, we want to develop Mulberry Park and its facilities to support the people of Mulbarton and local grassroots sports.”
We would like to place on record our sincere thanks and gratitude to Mulbarton Parish Council for agreeing this lease and we look forward to working with them to deliver the vision of the Community Interest Company for the future.”
Mulbarton Parish Council Chairman Mark Kerr said “The Parish Council are pleased to be in a position to provide support and stability to Mulbarton Wanderers Community Interest Company (CIC). The purpose of a CIC is to provide a community benefit that can support a number of activities. The council looks forward to the development of the CIC and sees this as a positive move. Best wishes for the future to all involved.”