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Beer Albion F.C.Celebrate Football Pitch Funding Success

A grant has been awarded to Beer Albion to improve the quality of

grass football pitch in Beer

Beer Albion has been awarded a grant of £2,500 from the Premier

League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation, to assist with

grass pitch maintenance.

The £10,000 six-year tapered grant, part of the Foundation’s Grass

Pitch Maintenance Fund, will help Beer Albion to improve the quality

of the grass pitch at Stovar Long lane Beer.

The investment was provided following the completion of a pitch

inspection using the Football Foundation’s specially developed app,

PitchPower, which is a mobile tool used for assessing the quality of

grass football pitches. Beer Albion will now be able to use the grant to

complete the maintenance work identified in their PitchPower

Assessment Report, which includes applying fertiliser, aeration,

seeding and other maintenance practices.

These grants are key to the Foundation’s aim to help create 5,000

more quality pitches before the end of 2024, in line with the FA’s

Grassroots Strategy. Alongside its PitchPower assessment tool, the

Football Foundation has also created an online groundskeeping

community called The Hive to provide expert support and advice to

clubs. Anyone in Devon County FA area can find out more and sign up

Roger Hoare, Secretary of Beer Albion F.C. said: We at the ‘Albion’

appreciate the support from the FA in our quest to make the playing

surface at Beer Albion one of the best in the area.

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

grant award to Beer Albion towards Pitch maintenance is vital for

the local community in East Devon as they get back to playing

football. Our Grass Pitch Maintenance Fund is supporting clubs

across the country, helping them enhance and sustain their pitches

to improve access to good quality facilities for grassroots players.”

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