Accrington Stanley’s Clayton End Stand is undergoing a major transformation with support from Crown Paints Decorating Centre and Accrington & Rossendale College.

Reverting back to an all-standing terrace, the stand is being refurbished and has seen the old seating removed.

Crown Paints, which is based locally in Darwen, has provided the club with the paint free of charge.

Painting & Decorating students from Accrington & Rossendale College have been honing their skills helping spruce up the terracing.  Not only have the students been busy assisting during their studies, they have also given up their free time to come and help.

Matthew Brookes, Regional Operations Manager at Crown Paints Decorating Centre, was keen to comment on this fantastic gesture. He said:

“It is great to be involved in such a historic club with an exciting future.  We were happy to supply the paint to support this project.”

Dan Pinter, tutor at Accrington & Rossendale College, was very pleased at the project’s success. He said:

“This project has been hugely successful and beneficial for the students at Accrington and Rossendale College. They have worked hard all year on their foundation stage course and it’s been great to put into practice what they’ve learnt.

“Coupled with being football fans, they have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and it has proved to be a glowing success. So much so, two of the students have, on a voluntary basis, offered their time and assistance to the football club, not just for painting and decorating, but for general handywork to help out over the summer in their own free time.”