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  • Cycling hero Victoria Pendleton returns to former school to unveil £2.5m sports hub Cycling hero Victoria Pendleton returns to former school to unveil £2.5m sports hubToday, two-time Olympic gold medallist, Victoria Pendleton CBE, returned to her former school, Etonbury Academy to open a new £2.5m sports hub, which will be known as the Pendleton Centre. The Rt Hon. Alistair Burt, MP for North East Bedfordshire also joined proceedings. 23/09/2016
  • South Derbyshire Council and Melbourne Sporting Partnership unveil £1.8m sports hub South Derbyshire Council and Melbourne Sporting Partnership unveil £1.8m football hubSouth Derbyshire District Council (DC) and Melbourne Sporting Partnership Ltd (MSP) opened their new state-of-the-art £1.8m football hub recently (Sunday 11 September 2016). The project was made possible thanks to a £600,000 grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which provides grants towards developing new or refurbished grassroots football facilities. Cllr Pat Murray, Chairman of South Derbyshire DC and John Harrison, Chairman of MSP, helped open the new facility at Cockshut Lane. 22/09/2016
  • Saints legend McMenemy MBE unveils £532,000 changing room pavilion Saints legend McMenemy unveils £532,000 changing room pavilionLawrie McMenemy MBE, Southampton FC's 1976 FA Cup-winning Manager, officially opened South Wonston Parish Council's state-of-the-art £532,000 changing room pavilion recently (Sunday 18 September 2016). The Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund contributed £100,000 to the project, with further funding received from South Wonston Parish Council, Hampshire County Council, the Armed Forces Community Covenant and the M&S Community Energy Fund. 19/09/2016
  • Actor Robert Webb and Victoria Atkins MP unveil £364,000 changing pavilion Actor Robert Webb and Victoria Atkins MP unveil £364,000 changing pavilionRobert Webb, star of Channel 4's Peep Show, and Victoria Atkins, MP for Louth and Horncastle, officially opened Woodhall Spa United JFC's new £363,951 changing pavilion in Lincolnshire recently (Saturday 10 September 2016). The project was made possible thanks to a £235,183 grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which provides grants towards developing new or refurbished grassroots football facilities. Sport England also contributed £70,090 to the works through its Inspired Facilities Fund. 16/09/2016
  • Sir Steve Redgrave opens £1m boathouse development in East London Sir Steve Redgrave opens £1m boathouse development in East LondonSir Steve Redgrave, five-time Olympic gold medallist, officially opened Lea Rowing Club's £1m boathouse development in Spring Hill recently (Saturday 10 September 2016), thanks to a £100,000 grant from the Mayor of London: Sports Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation, the country's largest sports charity. 12/09/2016
  • Bromsgrove District Council unveil £310,000 changing room pavilion  Bromsgrove District Council unveil £310,000 changing room pavilionBromsgrove District Council (BDC) officially opened their new state-of-the-art £310,000 changing room pavilion recently (Saturday 3 September 2016), thanks to a £48,000 grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which provides grants towards developing new or refurbished grassroots football facilities. Cllr Peter Whittaker, Portfolio Holder for Leisure Services at BDC, was in attendance to open the new facility. 08/09/2016
  • Jason McCartney MP presents £340,000 cheque to Hepworth United FC for new football changing pavilion Jason McCartney MP presents £340,000 cheque to Hepworth United FC for new football changing pavilionJason McCartney, MP for Colne Valley, was in Hepworth recently (Sunday 4 September 2016), to present a £340,019 cheque to Hepworth United FC to help build a new state-of-the-art changing room pavilion. The investment came from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation. 06/09/2016
  • Jamie Reed MP unveils new £516,000 3G pitch and Emirates FA Cup! Jamie Reed MP unveils new £516,000 3G pitch and Emirates FA Cup!Jamie Reed, MP for Copeland, officially opened Whitehaven AFC's new £516,000 third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP) in Cumbria recently (Saturday 3 September 2016), an event at which the Emirates FA Cup was also on show. 06/09/2016
  • Stoke-on-Trent City Council unveil £1.1m grassroots football hub Stoke-on-Trent City Council unveil £1.1m grassroots football hubStoke-on-Trent City Council officially opened its state-of-the-art £1,090,000 football hub recently (Saturday 3 September 2016), thanks to a £500,000 grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which provides grants towards developing new or refurbished grassroots football facilities. 06/09/2016
  • Matt Hancock MP unveils new £700,000 3G football pitch in Suffolk Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP unveils new £700,000 3G football pitch in SuffolkRt Hon Matt Hancock, MP for West Suffolk, officially opened Haverhill Community Sports Association's (HCSA) state-of-the-art £690,000 third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP) recently (Saturday 3 September 2016). Cllr John Griffiths MBE and Cllr Julia Wakelam, Leader and Mayor of St Edmundsbury Council, were also in attendance. 06/09/2016
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