Barry Town United prides itself on being a community football club, and as such is aware of its responsibilities to the Barry community itself, along with its environment and facilities.

Among the group's past initiatives have been a number of Community Action Days, where an army of helpers associated with the club have turned out to help work on Jenner Park.

On the inaugural clean-up day, around 30 willing volunteers gave up their weekend comforts to join manager Gavin Chesterfield, secretary David Cole and a host of committee members.

With an age range spanning some 50 years, the enthusiastic band split into two camps, to focus on improving the aesthetic face of ground and the changing room facilities respectively.

Armed with their shovels, brooms and cutting tools, several hours were spent removing weeding from the Gladstone Road entrance walkway, and helping clean up the two large stands.

The volunteers also collected up bags of rubbish and removed a number of the minor eyesores blighting the ground.

Taking the initiative, the effort and commitment of a broad cross-section of Barry people drew some parallels with the way in which local volunteers originally built the ground a century ago.

While significant work is still required, this day was seen as a positive step in the rejuvenation of Jenner Park; with painting work, pitch enhancement and seating improvements all undertaken by the Vale of Glamorgan Council in the weeks that followed.

The club has also provided free football coaching sessions in Barry to young players in aged between seven and 14, with Barry Town United coaches qualified to UEFA A and B Licence levels contributing their time and expertise to help entertain and educate the town's fledgling footballers.


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