PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS onsıde| ISSUE 39 37 Valerie Vaz, MP for Wallsall South, was on hand to officially open the new spectator stand at Darlaston Town FC’s Paycare Ground. The project was made possible thanks to a £15,288 grant from the Premier League, through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund. Valerie said, “Community football stadia, such as the Paycare Ground, provide an important focal point for youngsters and adults across the country, allowing families the opportunity to go and watch games together. I would like to thank the club for all their hard work in making this project come together, and also importantly, the Premier League, through the FSIF, for their generous financial support.” VAZ’LL DO NICELY! MP opens Darlaston’s new stand £15,288 Grant: Former England Women’s Senior goalkeeper, Rachel Brown-Finnis, officially opened Flixton Girls School’s new artificial pitch. The project will boost local grassroots sport – in particular women and girls participation – with partner club Urmston Meadowside AFC set to create ten new female teams. £99,609 Grant: FLIXTON GIRLS IN SAFE HANDS Haverhill Community Sport Association’s new state-of-the-art 3G pitch was unveiled by Rt Hon Matt Hancock, MP for West Suffolk. The new facility will act as a key football hub for several local clubs including Haverhill Borough FC – currently playing at Step 6 of the Football League System – as well as the wider community. £321,450 Grant: PL/FA/FF £47,899 FSIF MATT ENCOURAGES EVERYONE TO ‘HAVER’ GO Sir John Madejski OBE, Reading FC Chairman, opened ‘AcademySport’ Leisure Centre’s new all-weather pitch alongside ex-Royals’ striker Noel Hunt and Mayor of Reading, Cllr Mohammed Ayub. 22 new partner teams will be established. ROYALS’ VISIT FOR ACADEMY SPORT £384,218 Grant: Diana Johnson, MP for Kingston- upon-Hull North, was delighted to open Hull College’s new Steve Prescott Sports Centre, named after the former St Helens RFC star, which includes a new all-weather pitch. STEVE PRESCOTT CENTRE ONE HULL OF A FACILITY £337,516 Grant: