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Wednesday 19 June 2013
New Islington pitch to host Arsenal FC community programmes
Southall sports ground boosted by grant
Boost for Island football club as Colby AFC receives funding
Boost for sport in Nottingham as Underwood Villa receive funding
Boost for Barnet as funding secured for pitch improvements
Big win for Winterton as area scores funding for football facility
Wyberton FC win funding for facilities
Future of Belvedere Park FC looks bright thanks to funding
Bruton United win grant to replace pitch
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Window for goalposts funding reopens
More funding for goalposts is now available as the implementation of the small-sided game continues across the country, as part of The FA's Youth Development Review. The Football Foundation has again teamed up with The FA to provide funding towards the installation of new goalposts for small-sided football.
Young Sunderland fan to lead out heroes
A youngster from Sunderland will come face to face with his hero, Steven Fletcher, when he becomes an official Barclays Premier League mascot for Sunderland FC.
Louis Smith MBE heads back home to support community sports scheme
Triple Olympic medallist Louis Smith MBE has teamed up with Barclays to go back to his hometown of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire to take part in their latest 'My Space for Sport' campaign video.
“Brilliant day” for young Wigan fan
11 year old Declan Thomas from Leigh had his dream come true when he led out Wigan Athletic FC at the DW Stadium against Newcastle United on 17th March in front of the TV cameras.
Cash boost for local mountain bikers
Mountain bikers in Durham are set to receive a huge boost following the news that the Hamsterley Trailblazers, a community cycling group from Hamsterley Forest, Bishop Auckland, have secured a grant worth £10,000 from Barclays Spaces for Sports in order to fund new coaching qualifications for volunteers.
Merseyside basketball coach Manneh Elliott wins Barclays Community Sports Award
The Barclays Community Sports Award for February 2013 has been awarded to Manneh Elliott, for his contribution to basketball and his dedication to youth development. The monthly awards recognise the outstanding contributions to grassroots sport that are being made by individuals up and down the country. Manneh will now go forward to the season long awards to be held on May 3 at the Haymarket Hotel in London.
Future of Belvedere Park FC looks bright thanks to funding
Grassroots sport in Burton upon Trent received a significant boost today following the news that Belvedere Park Football Club have received a grant from the Football Foundation.
“Investment will allow more people to enjoy the sport they love,” says Rotherham MP
Rotherham's MP has 'championed' improvements at a local park this week and formally accepted two cheques for funding that will provide a welcome boost for grassroots sport in the area.
Birmingham City Ladies FC star opens 3G pitch in Kidderminster
Birmingham City Ladies FC defender, Chelsea Weston, has officially opened a refurbished third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch in Kidderminster, funded by the Football Foundation.
Thornes Juniors FC score grant for new community clubhouse
Getting changed in old, rusty shipping containers will soon be a thing of the past for players at Thornes Juniors FC, following the news that the club has received a grant of £148,885 from the Football Foundation.
Graeme le Saux becomes Football Foundation ambassador
Former England and Chelsea defender, Graeme le Saux, has agreed to become one of the Football Foundation's Ambassadors. Graeme will help to promote the charity's crucial work in developing better community sports facilities with money provided by the Premier League, The FA and Government (via Sport England).
Birmingham founder of community cricket club wins Barclays Community Sports Award
The Barclays Community Sports Award for January 2013 has been awarded to Naz Khan, for his contribution to cricket and the passion he has shown for helping young people through sport. The monthly awards recognise the outstanding contributions to grassroots sport that are being made by individuals up and down the country.
“Dream come true” for young Villa fan
A youngster from Birmingham came face to face with his hero, Darren Bent, when he became an official Barclays Premier League mascot for Aston Villa FC last weekend.
Toon stars launch grassroots facility
Newcastle United players Shola and Sammy Ameobi have returned to the streets where they honed their football skills as youngsters to open a newly-refurbished community sports centre which could inspire a new generation of local Premier League stars.
Young Villa fan to lead out heroes
A youngster from Birmingham will come face to face with his hero, Darren Bent, when he becomes an official Barclays Premier League mascot for Aston Villa FC this weekend.
“Nominate your community heroes to win a cash boost” urges Southgate
Former England international, Gareth Southgate, has urged communities across the UK to give local sports heroes the credit they deserve by nominating them for the Barclays Community Sports Awards.
Founder of 'Coaching for a Safer Community' wins Barclays Community Sports Award
The Barclays Community Sports Award for December 2012 has been awarded to David Amiet, for his contribution to football over three decades and the dedication he has shown towards educating young people through sport. These monthly awards recognise the outstanding contributions to grassroots sport that are being made by individuals up and down the country.
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Foundation is offering a year-long work placement to an undergraduate student in full-time education within its Communications and External Relations team. The successful candidate will experience a unique year-in-industry placement in the exciting world of football and in a friendly environment. You will be working with famous names from sport and politics and deliver high-level public relations (PR) and communications activities each week. This is your chance to build an impressive portfolio, be supported
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A valuable opportunity now awaits you - the Foundation is offering a year-long work placement to an undergraduate student in full-time education within its Communications and External Relations team.
Government Chief Whip opens new grassroots facility in Hampshire
The Rt Hon Sir George Young, MP for North West Hampshire, officially opened a new sports pavilion, funded by the Football Foundation, in Hampshire last week.
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