Thornbury Town FC still have their sights set on promotion despite the challenges posed by Covid-19.

The latest lockdown comes just three months after they were able to resume playing after last season was null and voided.

Thornbury, along with all men's teams in leagues below National Leagues North or South, are now prevented from training or playing matches until December 2.

The first lockdown left the club facing a £10,000 shortfall having lost out on matchday revenue and had several fundraising events cancelled.

Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, who are currently building houses at the town's Park Farm development, are among those to have come to the club's aid. They donated £500 to the volunteer-run club's recent crowdfunding campaign to help cover running costs and to set up a new, dedicated programme called Wildcats for girls aged 6-11 for when children's sport can resume.

Thornbury Town runs 18 teams for adults and children, including four adult teams and junior teams for girls and boys from under six to under 18s.

A new 50 seater stand and plans to extend the clubhouse, required for Thornbury Town to be accepted for promotion to the next level, underline the club's ambition.

Graham Smith, from Thornbury Town FC, said: "We are very grateful to Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes for their generous donation to the club.

"The impact of the pandemic meant we were set to struggle to cover running costs for the club, let alone begin the important renovations we had planned.

"We are looking forward to welcoming spectators back to Mundy Playing Fields matches after this next lockdown, and with social distancing, so we are keen to get to work on improving out spectator facilities and the clubhouse - which is crucial to meeting the Ground Grading terms for promotion."

Andrea Pilgrim, sales director at Barratt Homes Bristol said: "At Barratt we are passionate about supporting our local communities.

"Having supported Thornbury Town FC before, we know how hard they work to bring football to as many people as possible, and it's exciting to hear about their new programme for girls.

"When we saw just how much the Covid pandemic had affected the club we were happy to help."

Louise Ware, sales director at David Wilson Homes added: "Sports clubs like Thornbury FC are a hugely important part of the fabric of a community, which we are committed to supporting and developing where we are building much-needed new homes.

"Park Farm offers a broad range of new homes to suit all requirements and we're delighted to be able to support and protect the fantastic football club on its doorstep."

To find out more about new homes from Barratt and David Wilson Homes, visit or or call 0330 057 6000.