A GROUP of sports clubs in Droitwich trying to raise funds for a new clubhouse and pavilion complex, are holding a night of fun for sports fans.

The evening is to raise money for a new clubhouse based at St Peter’s Fields, off The Holloway, to provide an improved base for Droitwich Spa’s Cricket Club and the town’s boys’ and girls’ football clubs.

BBC Sports correspondent Pat Murphy will entertaining guests at the Sportman’s Evening, telling tales of their time spent behind the scenes at sports clubs over the last 40 years in broadcasting and journalism.

Dave Bradley, the voice of the Worcester Warriors will be comparing the evening, which will also feature stand up comedian Nick Page

Organiser Adrian Field said: “We are delighted that one of the best speakers on the sporting circuit in Pat Murphy will be in town. This is a great opportunity for anyone who loves sport to hear stories of what really goes on at the clubs we love, and indeed loathe. It should be a superb night for a great cause which will help provide an improved community facility in Droitwich.”

Currently the fundraising is still focussing on raising £8,000 to pay for the planning applications to be submitted for redeveloping the clubhouse.

Mr Field added: “The hard bit is because the fundraising we’re doing at the moment isn’t going towards the actual bricks and mortar. We’re hoping to finish off that phase of it, so we can apply for building grants through various sports funding bodies.

“We want a community facility in the centre of town. It’s served us well since 1970, but it desperately needs a revamp. We want to open it up, to make it into a facility that similar groups can use as well.

“We’re constantly having to spend money patching things up and it could be a lot better to conform to various criteria.”

The Sportsman’s Evening is taking place on Friday, March 28 at Salwarpe Village Hall from 7pm for a 7.30pm start, and there will be a bar for over 18s.

Tickets for the event are £20, which includes a lasagne meal, and they can be purchased by calling Mr Field on 07919 163501 or writing to adrian.field@tiscali.co.uk.