A VILLAGE football club enjoyed a red-letter day.
Cumberworth AFC has got a superb new headquarters and training base.
And members hope this will help them develop junior and senior football for years to come.
The £150,000 centre of sporting excellence at Birdsedge was officially opened by two Huddersfield Town players.
Jon Stead, the £1m-plus rated top scorer who scored twice in Town's 3-3 draw at Mansfield on Saturday, and captain Rob Edwards led the celebrations.
The new clubhouse facilities adjoin the pitch off Penistone Road, where the club has played for many years.
The club received £108,000 from the Football Foundation to help transform outdated facilities .
With extra cash from Kirklees Council and money from fundraising events which topped £20,000 the club built the new clubhouse with two changing rooms, changing areas and a kitchen.
It has also secured extra neighbouring land for another pitch and created a mini-soccer pitch and training area.
In the past, footballers playing in Cumberworth games have had to use changing facilities at Birdsedge Village Hall in Penistone Road.
Committee member David Smith said the new facilities would rank Cumberworth with some of the best in the Huddersfield District League, where the senior teams play.
Mr Smith, who has been the driving force behind the lottery bid, thanked everyone who had made the transformation possible.
"The club has achieved FA Charter standard and we now look forward to the continuous enjoyment of football for our junior and senior teams," he said.
"We are satisfied we have done a good job. It's great."
Cumberworth AFC has three senior teams and seven junior teams, from under- eights to under-16s.
Members hope the improvements will develop football in Birdsedge.
Stead and Edwards presented Mr Smith with an award to mark his hard work.