COVER STORY: GARETH SOUTHGATE onsıde| ISSUE 39 15 Encourages organisations in Teeside to apply for Foundation funding. 3 APRIL 2004 Succeeds Steve McClaren as Middlesbrough Manager. 7 JUNE 2006 Confirmed as the FA’s new Head of Elite Development and began work to improve coaching and youth player development. 31 JANUARY 2011 Gareth in his FF Ambassador role opens a new £650,000 sports pavilion and floodlit multi-use games area in Reeth, North Yorkshire, funded by a £344,000 grant from the Football Foundation. 4 SEPTEMBER 2011 FC, Outwoods FC and Burton Ladies helping to contribute to the projected 127 new teams who are forecast to use the new pitch over the next five years. In line with the Foundation’s robust and diligent approach to evaluation, those numbers will be monitored closely for the next 21 years. If improvement is required, assistance will be forthcoming and if targets are hit, new ones will be set. “Facilities delivered by the Football Foundation are done so expertly,” said the Toulon Tournament-winning boss. The day-to-day running of the facility will be coordinated by the BACT, whose local knowledge is already proving to be hugely valuable. They are raising multi- sport participation through their Health and Wellbeing, Education and Learning, School Sport, Inclusive Sports and Football Development departments. This is in addition to the BACT’s Premier League-funded projects – Premier League Kicks, Girls’ Football and Premier League Primary Stars. Whatever your age, gender or ability there is something on offer for you. As Andrew Griffiths, MP for Burton, made clear: “The pitch will allow even “ A number of local grassroots clubs will call the new pitch ‘home’, with Stretton Eagles FC, Outwoods FC and Burton Ladies helping to contribute to the projected 127 new teams who are forecast to use the new pitch over the next five years. “