COMMITTEE members have been left “gutted” by damage to their centre.
Eighteen concrete slabs that surround the changing rooms and pavilion at Higher Shotton Sports and Community Centre have been broken, leaving volunteers angry and confused.
The centre on North Street, Shotton, provides changing room facilities and a pavilion for both Aston Park Rangers Football Club and Shotton Cricket Club.
Mike Evans is the chairman of Aston Park Rangers and a Shotton town councillor and said he didn’t understand why the site had been damaged.
He said: “There’s no need for it. If we’d upset someone, perhaps I’d understand but we haven’t. I’m gutted. It knocks the stuffing out of you and makes you wonder why you bother.
“This is just sheer vandalism and expense that we cannot afford.”
A security camera on the side of the centre along with a wooden fence towards the rear of the building has also been damaged. It is estimated that repairs to the centre will cost the clubs £250.
Chairman of Shotton Cricket Club, Alan Evans, found the damage to the centre when he arrived to tend to the cricket pitch yesterday afternoon.
He said: “I do the ground every week and found the slabs were broken.
“It won’t effect us for Saturday’s match but it’s now a safety hazard.
“It’s left me feeling not very well at all. We suffer enough with costs here on utilities, tending to the ground and the square.
“I’m not very happy at all, we provide sport and entertainment for local residents.
This is just vandalism.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101.