Beer Albion Football Club awarded funding to revamp football facilities
People living in Beer are set to benefit from fresh investment into local football facilities. Beer Albion has been awarded a grant from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation, to upgrade their storage 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 Beer Albion, who play in the Devon & Exeter League, which gives 60+ players the chance to play football each week, to improve their facilities
Players will be able to enjoy better quality pitches, which will represent a significant improvement on the existing pitch which has lacked investment in the past.
Beer Albion committee members worked with the Football Foundation and Devon County FA to secure a grant towards the project.
Roger Hoare, Beer Albion Secretary said: “We appreciate the level of commitment from the footballing authorities, which enables a club like Beer Albion to move forward”
Robert Sullivan, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “This grant award to Beer Albion 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.
“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 postcode, 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 14,827 grants to improve facilities worth more than £652m – including 927 artificial grass pitches, 5,876 natural grass pitches and 1,188 changing facilities. This has attracted an additional £861m of partnership funding – totaling over £1.5bn 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.