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Saturday 25 May 2013
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“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.
PR & Communications Officer Internship opportunity
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
Events Officer internship opportunity
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.
£2.1m boost to help grassroots football clubs Grow the Game
Grassroots football clubs are set to receive a helping hand from the country's largest sports charity. The Football Foundation has announced that £2.1m of funding from The FA is to be made available to help the development of grassroots clubs.
Sir Trevor and England women's keeper open new 3G pitch in Wembley
England international and Bristol Academy goalkeeper, Siobhan Chamberlain, and the FA's Director of Football Development, Sir Trevor Brooking, officially opened a new £230,000 state-of-the-art third generation (3G), artificial grass pitch with floodlights, part-funded by the Football Foundation, in North Wembley.
Grant gives boost for BMX park in Sheffield
BMX and skateboard riders in Sheffield are set to receive a huge boost following the news that Greenhill BMX and Skate Park, Lowedges, has secured a grant worth £14,371 from Barclays Spaces for Sports to deliver BMX activities to attract new members and volunteers.
Durham CC secure grant to benefit sport across the county
The local community in Durham is set to receive a huge boost following the news that Durham County Council has secured a grant worth £35,952 from Barclays Spaces for Sports to deliver free sports sessions and develop coach education opportunities at four sites across the county.
Cricket club bowled over by new grant
Cricketers in Oldham are set to receive a huge boost following the news that Glodwick Cricket Club (Glodwick CC) has secured a grant worth £25,000 from Barclays Spaces for Sports in order to install a modern drainage system at their Warren Lane ground.
Founder of girls' community football teams wins Barclays Community Sports Award
The Barclays Community Sports Award for November 2012 has been awarded to Katee Hui, for her passion and commitment towards the Hackney Laces community football team for girls. These monthly awards recognise the outstanding contributions to grassroots sport that are being made by individuals up and down the country.
Barclays Spaces for Sports site wins LTA award
Pompey in the Community's Respect Programme has recently been awarded the Hampshire and Isle of Wight (IOW) Community Tennis Programme of Year award by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).
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