01:00PM, Thursday 19 March 2020
Holyport FC have been awarded nearly £1,000 to help revamp facilities that were damaged by the recent floods.
The club is set to receive £920 from the Premier League, The FA and the Government’s Football Foundation to improve their pitchside dug outs and drainage at Summerleaze Village.
The club is currently battling for promotion from the Hellenic League Division 1 East and provides a place for 50 players to train and play matches on a weekly basis.
Richard Tyrell, committee member at the club, said: “Football makes a huge difference to the players, coaches and community here.
“We see first-hand the impact on players’ confidence, physical health and mental focus.
“To receive this funding from the Premier League, The FA and the Government through the Football Foundation means a lot to us, as it will help us to improve grassroots sport in the area and get even more people involved in the nation’s favourite game.”
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