Despite all the good work going on at the club, the state of the building was jeopardising it's future.
Commitment within the club is very strong, and so rather than accept the inevitable, the trustees and volunteers
developed the 'FOCUS' project.
'FOCUS' is a strategy aimed at securing funding to redevelop the building for the use of the wider community and
secure it's long term sustainability.
With major funding of £730,000 obtained from the European Objective One programme, matched by the National Assembly
and Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, the club was able to purchase the brown field site next door and turn
it into off-street parking with disabled access and a fenced off, kick-about area. The club building was
extensively refurbished with an added extension and third floor.
The new, third floor incorporates three offices and a meeting/conference room to rent out, a gym and computer suite.
A range of available information was utilised in the design of 'FOCUS'. This included data from the Penygraig District
Regeneration Partnership, Communities First, Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation and other local and regional
development plans such as the Strategic Renewal Plan and a feasibility study.