Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40“Our facilities have been vastly improved thanks to the grant from the Football Stadia Improvement Fund. Our hope is that the new stand and hospitality area will help to attract more supporters and community groups to the ground to make use of the facility.” Terry Moore Club Secretary, Exmouth Town FC onsıde| ISSUE 38 FSIF 32 FOOTBALL STADIA IMPROVEMENT FUND The Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF) is solely funded by the Premier League and provides an annual budget of £5.2m, which is invested into clubs at the lower levels of the football pyramid to make sure that they are not hindered by the cost of ground improvements. Grants are awarded to help with a range of infrastructure projects, including but not limited to: new stands with provisions for disabled supporters, floodlights and turnstiles. BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD FOR EXMOUTH TOWN FC D evon-based Exmouth Town FC received a £78,852 grant to undergo a much-needed revamp to their King George V Playing Field home. Works to their ground have not only benefited those concerned with on-field matters, with new dug-outs, refurbished floodlights and pitch maintenance equipment in place but the club’s supporters can now cheer their team on from the safety and comfort of a new 50-seater stand, which includes two spaces for wheelchair users. Also, an extension to the hospitality area means the South West Peninsula League side can generate vital extra income by offering a place for supporters to relax in before and after games. Previously, facilities were wholly inadequate with some areas having reached the end of their working life. Terry Moore, Club Secretary, Exmouth Town FC, said: “Our facilities have been vastly improved thanks to the grant from the Football Stadia Improvement Fund. Our hope is that the new stand and hospitality area will help to attract more supporters and community groups to the ground to make use of the facility, which is available for hire. Since the completion of the works, we have been able to form new Under-9, Under-15 and Under-18 teams. These are in addition to our well- established adult sides.” Councillor Maddie Chapman,Mayor; Bob Chamberlain, Chairman of ExmouthT own FC and Paul Morrison, Chief Executive of Devon County FA take a seat in ExmouthT own FC’s new stand at its official opening.