Sir Trevor Brooking CBE joined England
international and Bristol Academy goalkeeper,
Siobhan Chamberlain, to open a new £230,000
third generation pitch with floodlights in the
shadow of Wembley Stadium recently.
The new pitch in NorthWembley will provide
a base for local clubs’ training sessions as well
as enable the community to get involved in
the game.The new facility at Vale Farm Sports
Centre will also create opportunities for
women’s and girls’ teams, as well as becoming
a coaching venue for Middlesex FA to
host courses.
Winner of the 2011 ‘Save of theYear’ at the
Women’s Football Awards, Siobhan Chamberlain,
said:
“It’s a real honour to be asked to open
the pitch and see all the kids down here with
everyone enjoying themselves.
“It is a perfect pitch, which can be used all
day, every day, by lots of different groups of
players. It is great to have partnerships between
the Foundation,The FA and local authorities
like Brent.”
Brent Council worked in partnership with the
Middlesex FA to secure a £100,000 grant from
the Foundation towards the project.
Deputy Mayor of Brent, Councillor Bobby
Thomas, said:
“This is a great example of how
we can work with partners like the Foundation
and Middlesex FA to improve facilities for
local players and builds on the success of
the Olympics.”
KICK-OFF: FACILITIES
SIR TREVOR AND SIOBHAN
CHAMBERLAIN OPEN NEW
THIRD GENERATION PITCH
IN WEMBLEY
GOVERNMENT
CHIEF WHIP
OPENS KEN
HOGAN
PAVILION
The Rt Hon Sir GeorgeYoung, MP for North
West Hampshire and Government Chief
Whip, joined members of local sports charity,
Overton Recreation Centre (ORC), to unveil
their new pavilion.
The opening of the Ken Hogan Pavilion at
Berrydown, Overton, was made possible thanks
to a £278,291 grant from the Foundation alongside
significant contributions from the borough and
parish councils, Sport England and local sports
charity, ORC, who will manage its operation.
The Rt Hon Sir GeorgeYoung said:
“The
Foundation and other bodies involved with this
project have generously supported a community
that is recognised as loving its sport.
“I would like to congratulate the ORC for their
efforts and thank the Foundation for supporting
grassroots sport in Hampshire.”
The new facility will be used for football, cricket
and athletics.The building, named after the late
chairman of the ORC sports charity, whose initial
drive and inspiration made the project possible
after more than 15 years of trying, has four team
changing rooms with showers, two changing rooms
for officials, a function hall and a kitchen.
The ORC worked in partnership with the
Hampshire FA to secure the £278,291 grant.
The Foundation’s Facilities Scheme provides grants over £100,000 for building
or refurbishing large-scale grassroots facilities, such as changing pavilions and
playing surfaces for community benefit, with money provided by The FA and the
Government (via Sport England) and delivered by the Foundation.
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