Robins supporter Peter Fielding discusses why more supporters should take a few hours to help spring clean this Sunday.
Nine loyal Cheltenham Town fans met at Whaddon Road on Sunday to take part in the Robins Trust Spring Clean, writes Peter Fielding.
The initiative has seen supporters both young and old come together at the home of Gloucestershire football to prepare our beloved ground for the 2014/15 campaign.
The focus this week was on tidying the area behind the Prestbury Road end, ensuring that the Prestbury Road stand is in good condition ahead of the Robins’ pre-season fixtures, starting July 11.
Tasks included clearing large accumulations of sand and rubble behind the stand, as well as ensuring the interior of the terrace was tidy and smart. The trees at the back of the ground were also trimmed to size, whilst the home turnstiles received a much-needed clean.
Keen to extend our support of the club beyond match-days, the nine of us die-hards, led by Leo Hoenig of the Robins Trust, were keen to get our hands dirty and muck in.
Despite the sweltering conditions and some sore eyes for the hay fever sufferers amongst us, those present operated efficiently together, enjoying the beautiful view of the Whaddon Road and discussing all the latest transfer gossip pitch whilst working.
Attending the Spring Clean voluntarily and bringing our own tools to assist the job, the nine Robins fans present did both ourselves and the club proud, demonstrating the impressive extent and intensity of our commitment to the club.
Cheltenham Town’s pre-season campaign starts against Wolverhampton Wanderers on July 11, with ‘Spring Clean’ mornings planned for the upcoming two Sundays (June 29 and July 6).
Although many of the supporters in attendance at the Spring Clean over the past two weeks have been familiar faces around the club, absolutely everyone is welcome.
Why not devote a few hours to Cheltenham Town Football Club and ensure that Whaddon Road looks superb ahead of the new season? The more the merrier!
Don't forget that another 'Spring Clean' will take place here at Whaddon Road on Sunday. Simply turn up at 10am, with any necessary told you deem useful, and you will be met by a Robins Trust member.