Hinckley AFC are pleased to confirm that we have signed an agreement to play home matches in 2018-19 at Ibstock Miners Welfare Sports and Social Club.
The club signed an agreement with Ibstock Parish Council, the owners of the land, last week as the club brings to an end a four year association with Heather St John’s.
The deal has been lodged with the Total Motion Midland Football League, with the ground already having passed the grading to host step six football.
The exciting move will also bring together the first team and Under 18 side for the first time, with Simon Mellor’s youth side using the Welfare Ground as their home for this season. Sunday league side Sporting Dynamo also use the venue.
Councillor Stuart Farmer, Chairman of Ibstock Parish Council, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Hinckley AFC to Ibstock. Their tenancy will breathe new life into the ground.”
Hinckley AFC director Gerry Abbott said: “We’re excited about this new chapter for the club. Whilst our aim of returning to Hinckley is still a priority for us, the move to Ibstock will allow the club to attain a more stable financial footing.”
The club would like to the opportunity to again thank Heather St John’s for their hospitality since the creation of the club, and their willingness to share their ground gave AFC a place to call home while the club found its feet.