FEARS a football club may have to play outside its home village have been kicked into touch.
Tarvin Rex FC had been told by The Scout Association they could no longer use the changing room facilities inside the village scout hut.
This was due to the bad state in which the rooms had been left during the course of the previous season and because the £150 fee to use them had not been paid.
However, after meeting with the football club’s new committee members – who have paid last season’s fee themselves and promised to keep the changing rooms clean and tidy – the village scout and guide management committee has had a change of heart.
It means Rex can continue playing on King George V Playing Field and not have to look outside the village for a suitable home.
Club secretary Yolanda Taylor said: “It’s a big relief, the main concern was having to take the team out of Tarvin.
“But they were really, really nice and have invited us to come on to the committee to help raise money for improvements to the Scout hut.
“I am looking forward to working with them and appreciate the opportunities they have given us so we can stay in Tarvin.
“This is so important to us and our followers as we have worked so hard to get the club where it is.”
Manager Lee Neugebauer added: “Over the last couple of seasons the team has struggled with players, finance and support. We have worked hard to change this around.
“We have a brilliant set of lads playing for us and a lot of support. I am made up we can stay in Tarvin.”
The issue was raised at Monday’s parish council meeting by club treasurer Sue Neugebauer.
She said the players had scrubbed the changing rooms clean to prove they would look after them.
Cllr Roger Hones said the scouts had historically had problems with the football team leaving the changing rooms in a mess.
Club officials met with the scout and guide management committee on Tuesday night, when they were given the go-ahead to continue using the facilities.