Kevin Davies has announced ambitious plans to create Bolton’s first purpose-built indoor football facility. Using money raised by his charity KiDs of Bolton, Davies aims to build a complex which will house between 10 and 15 indoor football pitches, with additional all-weather and grass pitches outside.
Davies will be holding a golf day, gala dinner and awards ceremony at Formby Hall, Merseyside, on Tuesday, June 26 to add to funds already raised.
Although the exact location of the complex is yet to be confirmed, the 35-year-old striker has already met with the Football Foundation — the UK’s largest sports charity — which has indicated it will part-fund the operation. Davies launched KiDs of Bolton in 2010 and has raised money for a host of local causes.
Although the indoor facility is by far the largest project he has yet undertaken, he believes the facilities are long overdue in the town.
Currently, there are no indoor football pitches available in Bolton, although outdoor pitches can be hired at places such as the Powerleague in Darcy Lever or at Bolton Arena in Horwich.
Davies wants the facility to operate as a standalone business and plans to include classrooms, a gym and in-house nutritionists and physios to offer advice to local parents and clubs.
Davies also said: