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  • Shailesh Vara MP opens new grassroots sports pavilion Shailesh Vara MP opens new grassroots sports pavilionShailesh Vara, MP for North West Cambridgeshire, officially opened Stilton Parish Council's changing room pavilion at the Village Playing Field recently (Saturday 18 February 2017). The project was made possible thanks to grants from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation, and the Premier League, through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF), the largest funders of non-league football in the country. 20/02/2017
  • Grassroots sports hub unveiled in Melksham, Wiltshire Grassroots sports hub unveiled in WiltshireMelksham's new state-of-the-art grassroots sports hub was officially opened recently (Monday 13 February) by representatives of Wiltshire Council, Melksham FC and Melksham RFC. 20/02/2017
  • Iron manager and Andrew Percy MP unveil grassroots football hub Scunthorpe United manager and Andrew Percy MP unveil grassroots football hubScunthorpe United FC manager Graham Alexander, first-team coach Nick Daws, Andrew Percy, MP for Brigg and Goole, and Baroness Redfern, officially opened Isle Education Trust's new football hub recently (Friday 10 February 2017) at South Axholme Academy. The project was made possible thanks to grants from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation, and North Lincolnshire Council. 16/02/2017
  • England Manager Gareth Southgate opens £1m community football hub in Burton England Manager Gareth Southgate opens major new community football hub in BurtonEngland Men's Senior Manager Gareth Southgate officially unveiled Burton Albion Community Trust's (BACT's) new floodlit all-weather pitch today (Tuesday 14 February 2017). He was joined by Nigel Clough, Burton Albion FC manager, the club's Chairman Ben Robinson, Burton MP Andrew Griffiths and Football Foundation President Lord Pendry. 14/02/2017
  • Former Premier League referee Chris Foy opens new all-weather pitch in Widnes Former Premier League referee Chris Foy opens new all-weather pitch in WidnesFormer Premier League referee Chris Foy officially opened Ormiston Chadwick Academy's (OCA's) new third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP) recently (Wednesday 8 February 2017), thanks to a grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation. Cllr Phil Harris, Halton Borough Council, also joined proceedings. 09/02/2017
  • Gareth Southgate Gareth Southgate supports £1.5m funding boost for grassroots footballUnderrepresented groups in grassroots football will soon have more teams to play in. The FA are investing £1.5m into the Grow the Game scheme a programme that increases participation at the lowest levels of the game. 01/02/2017
  • Tracey Crouch Quarterly Briefing from the Football Foundation Winter 2017The total funding invested into the grassroots through the Football Foundation since 2000 by its core funding partners (the Premier League, The FA, and the Government via Sport England) and other CSR partners, such as Barclays and the Mayor of London. 31/01/2017
  • Mike Overton Statement on the passing of former Foundation colleagueIt was with great sadness that we at the Football Foundation learnt of the passing of our former member of staff, Mike Overton. 27/01/2017
  • Hull welcomes new sports hub opened by Diana Johnson MP Hull welcomes new sports hub opened by Diana Johnson MPDiana Johnson, MP for Kingston upon Hull North, officially opened Hull College's Steve Prescott Sports Centre (Friday 13 January 2017), named after the former Hull FC and St Helens RFC star, which includes a new third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP). The new all-weather pitch was made possible thanks to a grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation. 16/01/2017
  • Huckerby and Martin delighted with new all-weather pitch that will boost Norwich football Huckerby and Martin delighted with new all-weather pitch that will boost Norwich footballNorwich City FC legend Darren Huckerby officially opened Long Stratton Leisure Centre's new third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP) recently (Thursday 12 January 2016), with Canaries' defender Russell Martin also backing the project. 13/01/2017
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