Over the last couple of decades like many other Conservative, Labour, Liberal, Mining and Dockers clubs our once very prosperous club has found things to say the least, tough! Unfortunately, many of the above mentioned types of club and pubs have had to shut their doors and call it a day.
To secure the long-term future for the generations to come the management committee at Sully Sports and Social Club have as many of you know, sort the help of the developer, St Modwen.
The cash injection and planned development St Modwens will provide can take the club out of the doldrums and transform it into one of the elite sports and social clubs in South Wales. A title it without doubt had only a few decades ago.
The project involves the replacement of the old outdated clubhouse with a new contemporary clubhouse. The new facilities within the clubhouse will provide better prospects for private hire, functions, wedding and conferences to take place in up-to-date and stylish surroundings.
The new modern clubhouse with all its modern amenities will also encourage new members to join Sully Sports and Social Club. Furthermore, it will provide a welcome addition to the social life of surrounding community as well as a great place to get-together.
The club will retain its excellent and popular indoor 8 rink international bowls arena. A new full size outdoor bowling green laid with artificial grass will be situated next to the indoor bowls complex so its existing facilities can be used by the outdoor bowlers.
The rugby and football pitches will be re-laid to be better orientated and level. A floodlit all-weather 3G pitch with covered stand to seat 150 people will also be created for training and senior football fixtures. In addition to the new pitches a floodlit training area for rugby training will also be laid, which will include an area for a scrum machine.
A touring caravan park for up to 50 caravans is to be designed and built at the bottom of the site with access to the foreshore making it attractive to potential users. The park will be fenced separate to the sports pitches with a support building to service the touring caravans. The costal path which runs through the bottom of the site will be retained as a Public Right of Way.
Alongside South Road and to the east of the site a new, single storey gym will be built which will be open to members of the public, providing further revenue for the club. The gym will also offer further benefit to Sully and the surrounding areas given an identified shortage of facilities in the locality.
As with any partnership, St Modwens in return for their financial support wish to develop the western part of our current grounds. They have proposed to build up to 200 new residential homes set around a central open space with children’s play area.
If you wish to read a more complete record of the proposed development, please click/tap on this link to download a copy of the design and access statement produced for St Modwen and Sully Sports and Social Club.
Vehicular access from South Road to residential area, which includes up to 200 dwellings of which 40% will be affordable housing
Vehicular access to Sully Sports and Leisure Club.
Existing bus stops on South Road.
Single-storey gym building.
Existing Sully indoor bowls clubhouse.
New single-storey Sully Sports and Leisure Clubhouse incorporating changing rooms, with function room and sports bar.
New touring caravan park with 46 spaces and toilet block.
Relocated outdoor bowling green and pavilion.
Grass rugby pitch within terraced sports grounds layout.
All weather floodlit pitch with fencing and floodlights.
Floodlit training area.
Two grass football/ rugby pitches.
On Saturday the 2nd June 1962 the Barry Plastics Sports and Social Club pavilion in Sully was formally opened. Unfortunately, if funding is not found it is probable the club will not reach its 55th birthday and that is a fact! It would then be very likely that the whole area currently owned by the club would fall into disrepair which could cause issues and would most likely be proposed for building land in the future.
The Club requires your help to improve, safeguard and financially secure Sully Sports and Social Club’s future. The management committee believe that the new development will not only be a benefit to the club but its proposed new facilities will also be an asset to Sully and the Vale of Glamorgan.
We have produced a letter addressed to the case officer Mr S Butler who is dealing with our planning application. To support our proposed development of Sully Sports and Social Club, PLEASE download a copy, include your home address, sign it and send it to him.
We thank you in advance for your support.