Date published: 18/12/2012
Grassroots sport in Boston received a significant boost today following the news that Wyberton Football Club have received a grant of £186,594 from the Football Foundation, the country’s largest sports charity.
The funding will allow Wyberton FC to replace the current dilapidated changing facilities with new modern facilities that will allow for male, female and disabled usage. The new sports pavilion will comprise of: four changing rooms, two referee rooms, a storage room and a social area.
The club currently has 16 teams, including ladies and girls’ teams. The new rooms will provide a good base for grassroots sports in the community.
Funded by the Premier League, The FA, and the Government (via Sport England), the Football Foundation is the country’s largest sports charity. Since it was launched in 2000, the Foundation has awarded around 8,000 grants worth more than £420m towards improving grassroots sport, which it has used to attract additional partnership funding of over £520m.
Paul Spencer, Project Chairman, said: “This is the result of over two years hard work from the Playing Field and Football committee’s and working in close partnership with the Football Association and the Football Foundation.”
Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “I commend Wyberton Football Club and the Lincolnshire FA for working tirelessly to secure this funding and I look forward to seeing the end result in the near future.
“The Football Foundation is dedicated, with funding provided from the Premier League, The FA and government (via Sport England), to raising the standard of grassroots community sports facilities and to getting more people actively playing the national sport.”
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