Westfields Juniors are set to benefit from fresh investment into our local football facilities. Westfields have been awarded a grant from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation, to replace their Mini football goalposts
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 Westfields Juniors the chance to play football each week with professional looking roll on/off goals replacing old-fixed metal goals currently in place.
The new goals will represent a significant improvement on the existing goals and help improve the main junior pitch.
Westfields Juniors worked with the Football Foundation and the Herefordshire FA to secure a £1,080 grant towards the project.
Chairman Chris Williams said: “We would like to thank the Football Foundation for accepting our application for new goalposts for our junior sides who play an important part in our club”
Robert Sullivan, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “This grant award to Westfields juniors towards developing Allpay Park is great news for the local community.
“It will support people’s ability to play our national game locally and therefore help unlock football’s many benefits to physical and mental wellbeing. That’s why we’re committed to transforming the face of grassroots football facilities in this country. It’s therefore very welcome news to hear that this funding will support Westfields juniors in developing Allpay Park for their local community after the flooding.
“The Football Foundation is working closely with our partners – the Premier League, The FA, government and Sport England – support facility development projects like this across the country over the next decade to transform our grassroots game and unlock the power of pitches.”
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About the Football Foundation
The Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation is the largest sports charity in the UK. It champions and supports fair access to quality football facilities for everyone, regardless of gender, race, disability or place.
The Foundation receives money from the Premier League, The FA and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, through Sport England. This is matched with partnership funding and awarded as grants to create outstanding grassroots facilities that enable better games and attract more players, helping to transform communities.
Since 2000, it has awarded more than 17,600 grants to improve facilities worth more than £710m – including 942 artificial grass pitches, 6,426 natural grass pitches and 1,200 changing facilities. This has attracted an additional £940m of partnership funding – totalling over £1.6bn investment in grassroots football so far..
Through the Foundation, the Premier League, The FA, DCMS and Sport England have come together to create the National Football Facilities Strategy (NFFS) that will guide work over the next 10 years to transform many more local facilities. Local Football Facility Plans (LFFP) are being created to identify priority projects where demand is greatest, and the impact will be strongest and help stimulate the action required to deliver them.
Visit footballfoundation.org.uk for more information on the Foundation.