A Maidenhead football club has scored a £1,000 donation to help it transform its tea hut from a 'shed that has seen better days'.

Holyport Football Club was founded in 1897 and is in Clare Road, where it runs teams for under 17s and under 9s as well as a first team, a ladies' team and a veterans' team.

Housebuilders Persimmon Homes awarded the money through its Building Futures scheme, which aims to support community groups working with under-18s across three categories – education and arts, health and sport.

Holyport FC spokesman Richard Tyrell said: “We are delighted to receive this donation as it will help us improve our facilities. Our tea hut for match days is a shed that we have converted but it has seen better days.

“We hope to improve it and put in a sink so that we can serve fresh food when things return to normal. Our ultimate dream would be to build our own clubhouse and to keep going, season on season, and improve what we offer to grassroots footballers, especially giving young players a platform to enjoy sport and progress.”

Rachel Faulkner, sales director of Persimmon Homes North London, said: “We are so proud of the difference our Building Futures scheme can make and delighted to be able to support Holyport Football Club.”