onsıde| ISSUE 39 BEFORE & AFTER 10 The old sand dressed pitch at Darrick Wood School in Bromley, South East London, was so bad staff, students and the local community actively avoided using it. BEFORE & AFT The facilities that the Football Foundation delivers – using money from its Funding Partners: the Premier League, The FA and Government through Sport England – are state-of-the-art. The Before & After feature examines the huge improvement that our investment makes to the experience of playing the game for grassroots footballers. The carpet was torn where it wasn’t lumpy, and its lack of drainage meant that waterlogging was commonplace after even a small amount of rain. It simply was not fit for purpose. BEFORE However, after the Football Foundation awarded the school a £190,824 grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, the situation changed beyond recognition.