TADCASTER Albion have received a grant of £5,000 from the Selby District Council which was given to the club to help support its redevelopment of its clubhouse which flooded in February.

Tadcaster weren't able to play a home match for more than a month as a result of the floods and storms which hit the i2i Stadium.

The club had estimated that they would need £40,000 for repairs caused by the damage and this has now been boosted by a grant from the district council.

A statement posted on the Tadcaster Albion website read: "Tadcaster Albion would like to thank the Selby District Council for the generous £5,000 grant towards the club’s costs of cleaning, repairing and eventually redeveloping the clubhouse following the recent floods which over a few weeks saw the football ground submerged no less than four times.

"The total bill to restore the ground to what is was pre-deluge is expected to rise above £40,000 and without the generosity of both supporters, the Football Association, the Football Foundation, local businesses and the District Council, it would have been impossible for us to have been ready to stage the last game against Workington on March 14, which resulted in a large attendance and a welcome boost to our precarious financial position.

"Since then, as has been widely reported, the authorities have brought the season to a premature end due to the coronavirus and that has meant that the last five home games were abandoned, adding to the financial problems .

"So again, the club would like to say a big thank you to Selby District Council for this financial help.

"It really has made a difference as Tadcaster Albion prepares for next season."