WHITCHURCH Alport FC have received a welcome funding boost to a project to commemorate one of their top fans.

Rebecca Sutton, owner of Shire Barbers on Watergate Street, visited Yockings Park to present a cheque for £150 to Tony Millington, father of Aaron Millington.

Rebecca shares a birthday with Aaron – Alport’s super fan who tragically died in a car collision in January and decided to mark the occasion with a donation to Aaron’s trust fund.

Manager Luke Goddard revealed a terrace bearing Aaron’s name may be in operation for the new season.

“Plans and drawings have been submitted and once we get the green light to proceed we can push on and deliver what we promised after Aaron’s passing,” said Luke.

“We have money in the trust fund but we will have to find the shortfall.

“Donations like Rebecca’s help enormously and it’s great to see local businesses support the venture in what are desperately hard and uncertain times.”

Luke said the size of the task has surpassed what was originally thought to be a smaller covered terrace at the clubhouse end of Yockings Park and will instead be a 40m structure.

“The Aaron Millington terrace will be a lasting memory and tribute to a lad who would have been just 23 years of age last week.

“The fascia board at its height – which will bear Aaron’s name – will be around the same as the main stand so it will be a very impressive structure once completed.

It is hoped the terrace will make Yockings intimidating.

“It will be fully enclosed and we hope it will help generate a terrific atmosphere in the ground.

“We want Yockings to be an intimidating venue for teams to visit and we can’t wait to add the latest piece of the jigsaw at our already impressive home.”