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  • SPL PRIORY CITY OF LINCOLN ACADEMY 74 Magic man Merson the missing Linc as new £550,000 3G pitch opensFormer Arsenal FC, Middlesbrough FC and England midfielder and current Sky Sports presenter, Paul Merson, unveiled a brand new £550,000 third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP) in Lincoln yesterday, following a grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation. 23/06/2015
  • Upshot and Rank £2m boost for Dundee's most vulnerable people sees Upshot partner with the Rank FoundationA three-year £2m cash injection from The Rank Foundation is set to transform the lives of some of Dundee's most vulnerable people. The Rank Foundation is one of the country's leading charitable trusts and this investment is their largest funding commitment ever in the UK. 23/06/2015
  • SPL THE BLANDFORD SCHOOL 20 New Football Foundation Ambassador James Beattie heralds 15 years of grassroots fundingFormer Southampton FC and England striker, James Beattie, was unveiled as the Football Foundation's latest Ambassador today, when he visited The Blandford School's third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP), Dorset. It was James' first engagement in his new role and forms part of the Foundation's 15-year Anniversary celebrations. 18/06/2015
  • SPL TWICKENHAM ACADEMY 01 Football Foundation Ambassadors John Scales and Georgie Bingham celebrate 15 years of grassroots investmentToday, John Scales, former Wimbledon FC and Liverpool FC defender and Georgie Bingham, talkSPORT and Premier League World presenter, were at Twickenham Academy's third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP) recently as part of the Football Foundation's 15-year Anniversary celebrations. 17/06/2015
  • SPL HIGHBURY FIELDS TENNIS 117 Tennis ace helps serve up resurfaced Highbury Fields courtsBritish tennis ace Greg Rusedski joined star-struck children for a day of activities to help relaunch a tennis centre in Islington. 16/06/2015
  • A new 3G playing surface has been laid at the Steve Bloomer pitches thanks to Barclays Steve Bloomer Pitches receive Barclays fundingYoung people at the Steve Bloomer pitches are set to receive a huge boost with the news that Derby City Council who manage the pitch, has been awarded a grant of £7,700 by Barclays. The funding will contribute towards resurfacing the 3G pitch and getting the facility approved so that it can appear on the FA register for affiliated football. 16/06/2015
  • Sheila Thomas (Cary Park Tennis Club Treaser - centre) poses with young people and key local stakeholders when the Barclays Premier League Trophy came to visit. Tennis club's premier day outHundreds of Torbay youngsters lined up to have their photo taken with the Premier League Trophy at the weekend, courtesy of Barclays Bank and Cary Park Tennis Club in Babbacombe. Cary Park Tennis Club recently received a grant of £19,000 towards the re-surfacing of the tennis courts as part of the Barclays Spaces for Sport programme. 16/06/2015
  • SPL ASTLEY & TYLDESLEY JFC 79 Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP and Lord Pendry salute brand new community football pitchesAndy Burnham, Shadow Secretary of State for Health and MP for Leigh, joined Football Foundation President, Lord Pendry, to officially open Astley & Tyldesley Junior Football Club's refurbished real grass pitches at their Gin Pit Village Playing Fields home recently (Saturday 13 June). 15/06/2015
  • Gurnos MUGA in Merthyr Tydfil has received a £25,000 grant from Barclays Gurnos' footballers get £25,000 boostYoung people at Gurnos muli-use games area (MUGA) are set to receive a huge boost with the news that Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust, who manage the facility and run a number of other sports facilities around Merthyr Tydfil, has been awarded a grant of £25,000 by Barclays. The grant will contribute towards supplying new fencing and multi-use goals for the facility, which will improve safety at the site as well as increasing the number of people who take in sport at the pitch. 09/06/2015
  • Young people in Brampton will benefit from funding thanks to Barclays BMX riders back on track thanks to BarclaysYoung people at Brampton Bierlow BMX Track are set to receive a huge boost with the news that Brampton Bierlow Parish Council, who manage the site, has been awarded a grant of £24,777 by Barclays. The grant will contribute towards installing a starting gate to allow BMX coaching sessions and competitive events to take place. The funding will also be used to re-surface parts of the track, as well as purchasing a storage unit. 08/06/2015
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