Huddersfield Town celebrates Syngenta Rec Club plan go-ahead
Nov 30 2010 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN chiefs were celebrating last night after their massive Canalside project was given the go-ahead.
The club will become new owners of the Syngenta Sports and Fitness Club after Syngenta members approved the £5million plan last night.
Some 98.3% of the leisure club’s 686 members who voted, were in favour of the Town takeover at a Galpharm meeting yesterday.
Town hope to create state of the art training facilities at the leisure complex, off Leeds Road, known as ‘The Rec Club’, which will be renamed Canalside.
In return, Town will improve The Rec Club’s facilities for Rec Club members and the public.
They have pledged to invest millions of pounds in the project.
Town will guarantee The Rec Club 15 years’ tenure on the site.
Currently, the recreation club members had a 12 year lease but only a six-month notice clause.
And changes to facilities like the gym, snooker section, bowling greens and croquet lawns cannot be made without Rec Club members’ approval.
Town chief executive Nigel Clibbens welcomed the decision.
He said: “The acceptance of the Canalside proposal is the biggest news for the long-term success of the football club since the move to our new ground in 1994.