The present clubroom is a simple concrete block structure that is 30 years old and originally constructed to meet the needs of Roskill AFC prior to its merger with Eden FC to form TKU in 1997.

The building is leased from Auckland Council, on a lease which was to have expired in December 2015 but which has been extended on a temporary basis pending the completion of this project.

It is incapable of adequately meeting the demands of the club’s population catchment and the diverse needs of a large modern sports club. Three Kings United men’s and women’s senior teams play in the Northern Premier Leagues in their respective competitions and the players notice that the existing clubroom is significantly below standard compared with the facilities of all other clubs playing in those divisions.

The present facility seriously constrains the club’s ability to achieve its aims, especially in the older youth and senior ranks (16 to 50 years).

While Junior and younger youth numbers continue to grow, the 16 to 50 years age group has been falling in numbers for several years.

The club’s surveys have shown that the poor clubroom facilities are a significant contributing reason for players not continuing to play.

The need for a new building was recognized as a key goal for the new club soon after its formation in 1997.

The primary concern is to have adequate clubroom facilities to enable successful delivery of its mission for the broader community which it now serves.

In addition, a new building will also provide an excellent sport facility for other groups it connects with in the local community, such as Mt Roskill Grammar School and the Eden-Roskill Cricket Club.

There could also be sufficient capacity for community social activities as well as meetings and community gatherings, for which there is a shortage of alternative accommodation locally.

The clubroom is set to be built between our Number 1 pitch and training pitches (where the bushes and trees are now).
We want it to be a community hub – not just for our members but others in the community who wish to use it.

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The inspirational team at Copeland Associates Architects has been working tirelessly with us to refine the building design to meet council requirements and public submissions.
The result being a design that will effortlessly fulfil the needs of our continually growing club and the wider community – with architecture and landscaping that are truly aesthetically and environmentally friendly.

The inspirational team at Copeland Associates Architects has been working tirelessly with us to refine the building design to meet council requirements and public submissions.
The result being a design that will effortlessly fulfil the needs of our continually growing club and the wider community – with architecture and landscaping that are truly aesthetically and environmentally friendly.

Floor Plan

With a project cost of over $4 million over the next few months we are going to be really driving our fundraising campaign.

So far club members have contributed to the project via the building levy posed with membership for several years and also by supporting a successful raffle held last year.

We have secured a significant grant from Auckland Council’s Facility Partnership Fund to provide the cornerstone foundation financing, with additional money coming from their Parks & Recreation Growth Fund.
We are grateful for a large grant from Foundation North which has further increased the viability of our project.

The exciting news is that in April we were finally granted resource consent for this project – a significant step that will also help immensely with subsequent funding applications we are planning.

But before building can actually commence we must secure the balance of the project cost in order to proceed with final consents.

So what is next?

  • Givealittle - check out our new Givealittle page, which is a wonderful online donation tool available to anyone who wants to help the project along - a little or a lot! Please share this with friends and family:http://givealittle.co.nz/cause/tkuclubroomredevelopment
  • Partnership – we will be seeking major benefactors to affiliate with our project, so please let us know if you have any contacts that would be a great ‘fit’.
  • Volunteer – if you are a keen or experienced fundraiser and would like to assist with this project, please get in touch.
  • Fundraise for us – have a bit of fun and run a fundraising event or initiative in the name of the project. If you are interested, please get in touch and watch this space for further details coming soon.
  • Spread the word - Help us get people on board for what is going to be a significant development in our community. Please contact us if you would like information brochures about the project.

 

 

Check out this awesome clip the guys at Copeland have put together to give you an insight to how our new ‘home’ will look and feel.