People living in North Maidenhead are set to benefit from fresh investment into local football facilities.
Holyport FC have been awarded a grant from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation, to install/upgrade their facility.
The Football Foundation is the UK’s largest sports charity and exists to improve the experience of playing football for everyone, by championing fair access to quality facilities.
This grant will enable Holyport FC, which plays at Step 6 in the Uhlsport Hellenic League which gives 50 the chance to play football each week, to improve their dugouts and pitch drainage.
Players will be able to enjoy better quality pitches and dugouts, which will represent a significant improvement after the recent storm damage.
Holyport FC worked with the Football Foundation and the County FA to secure a £920.00 grant towards the project.
Richard Tyrell, Holyport FC Committee Member, said: “Football makes a huge difference to the players, coaches and community here. We see first-hand the impact on players’ confidence, physical health and mental focus. To receive this funding from the Premier League, The FA and the Government through the Football Foundation means a lot to us, as it will help us to improve grassroots sport in the area and get even more people involved in the nation’s favourite game.”
Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “We’re dedicated to improving grassroots football facilities because we want to encourage more people to get involved in our nation’s favourite game, regardless of their background, age or ability. That’s why I’m delighted that this funding will support Holyport FC in developing better quality pitches and dugouts.
“Made possible by investment from the Premier League, The FA and the Government, via Sport England, the Football Foundation is supporting the grassroots game by improving access to high-quality football facilities across the country. We believe in the power of pitches to transform lives and strengthen communities and so we’ll be investing £1bn across the country over the next 10 years.”
If your club experienced storm damage over recent months, you too may be eligible for funding to help support: fencing, roof repairs and/or damages to pitches. For more information or to discuss the details, please contact Jon Wood, Head of Delivery at Berks & Bucks FA via email Development@Berks-BucksFA.com.
Alternatively, for more information about Facilities/Pitches in general please take a look out our dedicated section on the website.