Cleator Moor Celtic Infrastructure Improvements Collaboration

Cleator Moor Celtic Football Club are a community sports club who provide a platform for over 200 people to participate in team sports each week. Celtic pride on being an inclusive club which has been a pillar of the community for over 100 years. With more than 160 youths aged 5 to 16 currently representing the junior section, there’s every reason to look forward to the next 100 years.

The access road to the community club was in a very poor condition and the site perimeter was not secure. ADAPT engaged several supply chain organisations to deliver a project which includes a new road layout, improved surfacing and site perimeter fencing for enhanced security.

Martin Mahone from Cleator Moor Celtic said,
“On behalf of us all at Cleator Moor Celtic, I would like to express our sincere gratitude for the recent infrastructure improvements delivered by ADAPT, DSD, O’Connor Fencing & Mossop Construction Services.  The team worked tirelessly to deliver improvements which exceeded our expectations.

Our objective is to continue our progress on and off the field. When people visit our club, we want them to have a positive experience which encourages them to return on a regular basis.  Making our club more accessible and enhancing our security arrangements are two improvements which contribute to achieving this and supports our future sustainability.

When we registered our request on Cumbria Exchange, I didn’t expect the response to be as emphatic as it has been.  Working with some of the supply chain personnel has been a pleasure and I would like to give a special mention to Jenny Scott of ADAPT who was the coordinator and driving force behind the works.

We are very grateful to ADAPT, DSD, O’Connor Fencing & Mossop Construction Services for their investment into our club and I suggest it is a great example of major employers investing in the local community.”

ADAPT are a Joint Venture (JV) organisation working on the Decommissioning Delivery Partner (DDP) Framework at Sellafield.  The ADAPT JV comprises 3 global organisations; Atkins, Doosan and Orano (formerly Areva).  All 3 companies are active employers in West Cumbria and are committed to supporting local community improvement programmes. ADAPT utilised its supply chain relationships to engage Cumbrian businesses DSD, O’Connor Fencing and Mossop Construction services in the project.  A great example of Tier 3 and SME’s companies contributing to the community.

Paul Terry, ADAPT Framework Manager said,

“When we reviewed the request for support from Cleator Moor Celtic FC on Cumbria Exchange, we realised this was something we could get behind.  We’re very aware of the role Cleator Moor Celtic FC plays within the community, particularly the investment it makes toward youths in the town, providing them with the opportunity to compete in team sports, improve their health and develop into well rounded adults.

What was achieved?

A new road layout, improved surfacing and site perimeter fencing for enhanced security.


The access road to the community club is now in good condition and the site perimeter is now secure and safe, attracting and allowing people to have a positive experience when visiting the club.

Helen Conway
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