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Build the Game
is the Foundation’s
funding scheme that provides grants
of up to £50,000 for smaller-scale
facility improvements.
The application process is simple, the
decision time is fast and consequently
the scheme has proved to be a popular
one, benefiting clubs, schools and
councils across the country. Here are
just a few examples.
Rt Hon David Davis MP opened a changing pavilion at Holme Village Hall refurbished
with a £17,386 Build the Game Foundation grant. Holme Rovers FC worked with the
East Riding FA to obtain the funding which helped modernise the facility, as it had become
unsafe.The grant will reduce utility costs through the installation of solar thermal heating
for the shower facilities and will provide additional storage space for spor ts equipment.
David Davis MP said:
“I am delighted to see the transformation that has taken place to
the HolmeVillage sports pavilion.This will ensure that the local community have access
to first class football.”
A Build the Game grant of £52,183 is helping Nor th Ferriby
United FC to replace a deteriorating sand-dressed playing surface
with a new ar tificial grass pitch.
The club is working in par tnership with the East Riding County
FA to develop the floodlit pitch, enabling its players and a range
of community groups to play spor t into the night.
Nor th Ferriby United FC has a strong youth development section
which has been operating for 12 years under the guidance of a
highly experienced volunteer workforce. It caters for 23 teams for
players aged 5-18, as well as two adult male teams.
In recent years, it has expanded its girls’ section to include
Under 8s, Under 10s, Under 12s and Under 14s. All of these
teams currently train on the sand-filled pitch at the DeanWindass
Centre (named after local-grown star), which is located within
the club’s home ground.
The club’s success has been par tly due to it possessing an ar tificial
training pitch.Without this, the club would be seriously hampered
by increased running costs due to a drop in revenue.
The modern, durable third generation surface that the Build
the Game grant is funding, will allow for a better football
experience for young players and provide a more suitable facility
for skills development.
There is a real lack of suitable training facilities for football and other spor ts within
the Scunthorpe area.
So the Lincolnshire County FA identified that Appleby FrodinghamWorks Athletic
Club’s bid to develop a new, small-sided third generation ar tificial grass pitch would
make a big difference to spor t development and par ticipation in the region.
The club was successful in securing £50,000 through the Foundation’s Build the Game
scheme and work is underway developing the pitch, which will have fencing to keep it
safe and floodlights to ensure activity does not stop just because dark has fallen.
The new playing surface will open up more oppor tunities for people in and around
the area to keep fit through spor t. In par ticular, the site enables the employees of the
local steel industry to remain active.
Appleby Frodingham FC and their 33 teams will be a major beneficiary, however the
pitch will be available to hire for a number of other clubs in the area, from juniors
through to veterans.
HOLME VILLAGE HALL
GETS GO AHEAD FOR
IMPROVEMENTS
NEW THIRD
GENERATION
PITCH LIGHTS UP
DEAN WINDASS
CENTRE
BUILDING THE GAME
IN THE EAST MIDLANDS
KICK-OFF: BUILD THE GAME
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