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Grassroots football clubs receive £11,000 in pitch grants

By Peter Madeley | South Staffordshire | News | Published:

Football clubs across the region have received more than £10,000 in funding to help maintain their pitches before the new season kicks off.

Wolverhampton Sporting Community have received a grant for work at their Pride Park ground

Six clubs have been awarded £11,000 ahead of the new campaign, which has been given the go-ahead to start this autumn after last season was cancelled in March due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Wolverhampton Sporting Community has received £1,500 for work at Pride Park, Sikh Hunters has been given £2,500 for their Long Lane Park pitch, and Kinver Colts have received a grant of £2,500 for Stag Meadow.

The other grants are each of £1,500 for Old Wulfrunians Juniors, Enville Athletic Youth and AFC Wulfrunians.

The Football Foundation, which works alongside the Premier League, the FA and the Government, has provided the cash through the pitch preparation fund.

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South Staffordshire MP Gavin Williamson says he has been working closely with the foundation to ensure club facilities are in good shape for the start of the 2020-21 season.

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He said: "I’m delighted that football clubs across South Staffordshire are going to benefit from this new funding and it is important that they’re supported during this difficult time."

Any organisation in South Staffordshire can access free advice and guidance on how to maintain their football pitch via the Football Foundation Groundskeeping Community app.

Visit thefa.hivelearning.com/groundskeeping to sign up.

Peter Madeley

By Peter Madeley
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