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  • Barnsley Premier Leisure get local refs onside with new all-weather pitch Barnsley Premier Leisure get local refs onside with new all-weather pitchLocal man Scott Ledger, Premier League assistant referee, was joined by Darren England, Football League referee, Stephen Lodge, former Premier League referee and Barnsley Premier Leisure (BPL) Company Secretary, as well as Cllr. Sir Stephen Houghton CBE, Leader of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, to open a new all-weather pitch for BPL recently (Friday 9 March). The facility was made possible by a grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation. 13/03/2018
  • Watford FC’s Tom Cleverley impressed by smart new all-weather pitch for Hemel Hempstead School Watford FC's Tom Cleverley impressed by smart new all-weather pitch for The Hemel Hempstead SchoolWatford FC player Tom Cleverley was delighted to officially open a brand new all-weather pitch for The Hemel Hempstead School today (Tuesday 6 March). Tom was joined by Charlotte Kerr, Watford Ladies FC midfielder. The new facility was made possible by a grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation. 07/03/2018
  • Premier League referee Kevin Friend goes back to school to hand out new football kit Premier League referee Kevin Friend goes back to school to hand out new football kitPupils and staff from Eyres Monsell Primary School were delighted to welcome Premier League referee Kevin Friend yesterday (Wednesday 28 February) where he helped launch the Leicestershire school's Premier League Reading Stars programme, as well as hand out their new Premier League Primary Stars kit and equipment pack. 01/03/2018
  • Top ref Chris Foy joined by Peter Whittingham for opening of brand new all-weather pitch Top ref Chris Foy joined by Peter Whittingham for opening of brand new all-weather pitchChris Foy, former Premier League referee and current Head of Community and Public Engagement for the PGMOL, was joined by Blackburn Rovers FC midfielder Peter Whittingham for the unveiling of Our Lady & St John Catholic College's new all-weather pitch yesterday (Monday 26 February). The new facility was made possible thanks to a grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation. 27/02/2018
  • Free kit and equipment available to schools through Premier League Primary Stars Free kit and equipment available to schools through Premier League Primary StarsFree football kit and equipment is being made available to primary schools across England and Wales, as the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme opens for applications on Monday 19 February. 20/02/2018
  • Local MP reopens all-weather pitch in Newcastle following storm damage Local MP reopens all-weather pitch in Newcastle following storm damageThe Rt Hon. Nick Brown, MP for Newcastle-upon-Tyne East, reopened Newcastle East End FC's all-weather pitch recently (Friday 16 February), following work carried out to repair damage caused by Storm Desmond in late 2015. 19/02/2018
  • Newcastle United’s Chancel Mbemba unveils upgraded all-weather pitch Newcastle United's Chancel Mbemba unveils upgraded all-weather pitchChancel Mbemba, Newcastle United FC defender, officially opened a state-of-the-art small-sided third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP) for West Moor Residents Association yesterday (Thursday 15 February). 16/02/2018
  • Local MP joined by John Hendrie to unveil new all-weather pitch Local MP joined by John Hendrie to unveil new all-weather pitchJohn Grogan, MP for Keighley, was joined by former Bradford City FC player John Hendrie to officially open a state-of-the-art all-weather pitch for Ilkley Town FC in West Yorkshire recently (Sunday 4 February). The new facility was made possible thanks to a grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation. 06/02/2018
  • £1.5m funding boost for grassroots football £1.5m funding boost for grassroots footballAspiring grassroots footballers from two underrepresented groups will soon have the opportunity to play in more teams thanks to the Grow the Game programme, a £1.5m investment by The FA. 05/02/2018
  • LGBT Mapping our LGBT+ Fan GroupsThe UK celebrates LGBT HISTORY MONTH in February every year. For 2018 the theme is "Geography-Mapping Our World." LGBT+ campaign organisation JUST A BALL GAME? (JBG?) supported by Kick It Out (KIO) and members of the Bradford City LGBT+ fan group have created an online interactive map featuring a selection of International LGBT+ Fan Groups to help raise awareness and visibility around LGBT+ Equality, Inclusion and Diversity. 30/01/2018
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