Grassroots sport in Rotherham received a significant boost today following the news that Millmoor Juniors Football Club have received a grant of £5,236 from the Football Foundation.
The funding will allow Millmoor Juniors FC to provide a pitch for their Under-11 team who will play 9v9 in the coming season.
Funded by the Premier League, The FA, and the Government (via Sport England), the Football Foundation is the country’s largest sports charity. Since it was launched in 2000, the Foundation has awarded around 8,000 grants worth more than £420m towards improving grassroots sport, which it has used to attract additional partnership funding of over £520m.
Alan Ramsden, Secretary of Millmoor Juniors FC, said: “The players and officials of Millmoor Juniors FC would like to thank the Football Foundation for the funding they have provided to create pitch provision for the new 9v9 venture.”
Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “I commend Millmoor Juniors Football Club and the Sheffield and Hallamshire County FA for working tirelessly to secure this funding and I look forward to seeing the end result in the near future.
“The Football Foundation is dedicated, with funding provided from the Premier League, The FA and Government, to raising the standard of grassroots community sports facilities and to getting more people actively playing the national sport.”
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