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Whittington Park

Whittington Park

A Foundation facility grant of £722,925 has helped fund a new, floodlit 3G artificial grass pitch and changing rooms, with an environmentally conscious roof, at Whittington Park in the built-up North London borough of Islington.

The facilities enable football and other sports to be played after dark and right through the winter and rainy season. An additional revenue grant of £46,381 has ensured that the football development plan – drawn up as part of the application – is implemented – meaning that the new site will result in maximum usage.

As well as being a vital community space for local people to enjoy their sport, the site has been a real platform for women’s and girls’ football development. After local girls Merley and Farley expressed an interest, the Islington Football Development Partnership (IFDP) – a partnership between Arsenal in the Community and Islington Council – started running girls’ football sessions. This facility has had an extraordinary impact on Merley and Farley’s lives, and on growing women’s and girls’ football in Islington.

 Watch footage of Whittington Park below.

Whittington Park Photos

Whittington pitch at night.
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[Whittington pitch at night.]
[Official Whittington Park & Football Foundation signage.]
[Parents of Park youngsters congregate on the sidelines.]
[Low angle view of Whittington facility.]
[Girl performs step task at training.]
[Ground view of Park youngsters at training.]
[Whittington Park pitch and floodlights.]
[Whittington pavilion at night.]
[Whittington pavilion at night.]
[Whittington pavilion at night.]
[Whittington pavilion at night.]
[Whittington pavilion at night.]
[Whittington Park youngsters in training.]
[Girls at Whittington Park training.]
[Girl dribbles around the cones at Whittington training.]
[Park youngster performs cone exercise.]
[Coach gives tuition at Park training.]
[Whittington youngsters group together for training.]
[Girls take on dribbling task at training.]
[Whittington youngsters do drills during training.]
[Girl rounds the cones during football training.]
[Whittington youngster takes on the cones.]
[Girl dribbles around cones during Park training.]
[Girls take on the cones at training.]
[Youngster dribbles around the cones during training.]
[Whittington girls round the cones during training.]
[Girls at Park training session.]
[Girls perform agility exercise at traning.]
[Whittington girl shows enthusiasm in training.]
[Whittington females on the run during training.]
[Whittington females line up on pitch.]
[Coaches on Whittington Park pitch.]
[Coaches on Whittington Park pitch.]
[Coaches on Whittington Park pitch.]
[Coaches infront of Whittington Park pavilion.]
[Coaches infront of Whittington Park pavilion.]
[Coaches infront of Whittington Park pavilion.]
[Coaches infront of Whittington Park pavilion.]
[Coaches infront of Whittington Park pavilion.]
[Coaches infront of Whittington Park pavilion.]
[Coaches infront of Whittington Park pavilion.]
[Coaches infront of Whittington Park pavilion.]
[Coaches infront of Whittington Park pavilion.]
[Coaches infront of Whittington Park pavilion.]
[Coaches infront of Whittington Park pavilion.]
[Coaches infront of Whittington Park pavilion.]
[Coaches infront of Whittington Park pavilion.]
[Coaches infront of Whittington Park pavilion.]
[Coaches infront of Whittington Park pavilion.]
[Whittington Park coaches infront of pavilion.]
[Whittington Park fencing.]
[Whittington Park clubhouse exterior.]
[Football Foundation signage.]
[Whittington Park message board.]
[Whittington Park changing rooms.]
[Door at Whittington Park.]
[Whittington Park changing room board.]
[Whittington Park changing room photo11.]
[Whittington Park changing room photo10.]
[Whittington Park changing room photo9.]
[Whittington Park changing room photo8.]
[Whittington Park changing room photo7.]
[Whittington Park changing room photo6.]
[Whittington Park changing room photo5.]
[Whittington Park changing room photo4.]
[Whittington Park changing room photo4.]
[Whittington Park changing room photo3.]
[Whittington Park changing room photo2.]
[Whittington Park changing room photo1.]