Work Parties at SJP this summer

Trust volunteers, Clive Davis and Martin Lawrence, helping to paint the Big Bank gates

Trust volunteers helping to paint the Big Bank gates

To prepare St James Park for the 2017/18 football season the club is hosting a weekend of ‘scrape, paint, wash and scrub’ within the stadium on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July 2017.

Supporters are invited to come along and join stadium manager Mark Latham to help spruce up the stadium in readiness for next season.

This will ensure that it is ready to accept supporters, both home and away, and will make sure they are able to enjoy the pleasant surroundings of our family orientated Club throughout their visit.

Jobs will involve:

  • Scrape: Away old flaking paint
  • Re-paint: All barriers, gates, kiosks and handrails
  • De-weed: Around the pitch outer perimeter
  • Scrape: Chewing gum from terrace stairways
  • Wash: Advertising hoardings and other surfaces

If you are able to please bring any of the following, please do: wire brushes, paint brushes, rubber gloves, dust sheets, buckets, brooms, dustpan and brush and cloths.

You’re guaranteed a warm welcome, and refreshments will be provided.

Speaking about the event, Mark Latham said: “This is a job that has needed doing for quite some time, but we have never had the manpower to take it on. We will be delighted to welcome plenty of volunteers to St James Park to make a difference for their club

Every extra pair of hands will make a big difference. As a supporter-owned club it’s important we get the fans involved.”

Date: Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July 2017
Times: 10:00am – 16:00 each day

You are welcome to just turn up on the day; however if you want more details or to confirm you plan to attend, please email

The Big Bank Heart repainted by volunteers

The Big Bank Heart painted by volunteers


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