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Beer Albion F.C. awarded funding to revamp playing surface

People living in East Devon are set to benefit from fresh investment into local

football facilities. Beer Albion Football club have been awarded a grant from the

Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation, to upgrade their

pitch maintenance equipment.

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


This grant will enable Beer Albion, which plays at Premier Level in the Devon &

Exeter football league which gives 60+ players the chance to play football each


Players will be able to enjoy better quality playing surface and this will represent a

significant improvement on the existing pitch that was in need of renovation.

Beer Albion have worked with the Football Foundation and the Devon County FA to

secure a grant towards the project.

Roger Hoare Secretary, said: We are very grateful to the Football Foundation and

Chris French at Devon County FA for their support during the application process.

Robert Sullivan, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “This grant award

to Beer Albion towards developing its playing surface is great news for the local


“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 Beer Albion in developing local football for their community.

“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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