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  • Last year over 1m people played sport at facilities upgraded by football-government partnership Last year over 1m people played sport at facilities upgraded by football-government partnershipNew figures released by the Football Foundation show that last year more than 1m people played sport at community facilities, that were upgraded with investment from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund (PL/FA:FF), with a further 1.1m people attending one-off football tournaments. 19/12/2017
  • Stephen Hammond MP delighted to unveil upgraded changing pavilion in Wimbledon Stephen Hammond MP delighted to unveil upgraded changing pavilion in WimbledonStephen Hammond, MP for Wimbledon, officially opened Wimbledon RFC's upgraded changing pavilion recently (Saturday 9 December), thanks to a grant from the Mayor of London: Sports Facilities Fund (MoL:SFF), which is delivered by the Football Foundation the country's largest sports charity. 11/12/2017
  • Scunthorpe United’s Paul Musselwhite opens new all-weather pitch for Baysgarth School Scunthorpe United's Paul Musselwhite opens new all-weather pitch for Baysgarth SchoolPaul Musselwhite, former Scunthorpe United FC player and the club's current goalkeeper coach, officially opened a state-of-the-art third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP) at the Baysgarth School Sports Village recently (Friday 8 December), thanks to a grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation. This is part of a larger project for the school, including the development of a new changing facility. 11/12/2017
  • Howard School have a Solly good time as Charlton ace and Rehman Chishti MP open upgraded pitches Howard School have a Solly good time as Charlton ace and Rehman Chishti MP open upgraded pitchesRehman Chishti, MP for Gillingham and Rainham, officially opened The Howard School's upgraded grass pitches recently (Friday 8 December), thanks to a grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation. The MP was joined by Charlton Athletic FC defender, Chris Solly, Howard School student Louis Binks, who plays for Tottenham Hotspur FC's Under-18 team and has represented England, Gillingham FC youth player Harry Lang and Leyton Orient FC's Will Sanders. 11/12/2017
  • University of Gloucestershire unveil new all-weather pitch at community sports hub University of Gloucestershire unveil new all-weather pitch at community sports hubThe University of Gloucestershire officially opened their state-of-the-art all-weather pitch at their Oxstalls sports hub yesterday (Tuesday 5 December), thanks to a grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation. This is part of a larger project for the University, which includes the ongoing construction of a brand new changing pavilion. 06/12/2017
  • Rochdale Sacred Heart FC’s facility reopens following storm damage Rochdale Sacred Heart FC's facility reopens following storm damageRochdale Sacred Heart FC reopened one of its pitches yesterday (Tuesday 5 December), following work carried out to repair damage caused by Storm Desmond in late 2015. This was made possible by a grant from the Emergency Football Relief Fund, delivered by the Football Foundation. 06/12/2017
  • Clive Betts MP joins Lord Mayor of Sheffield  to open £7m Sheffield football hub Clive Betts MP joins Lord Mayor of Sheffield to open £7m Sheffield football hubClive Betts, MP for Sheffield South East, joined The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Cllr. Anne Murphy, to officially open the St George's Park Westfield sports hub at the Isobel Bowler Sports Ground recently (Saturday 2 December). It is named after the much-loved local Councillor, Isobel Bowler, who passed away in 2016. The sports ground that now bears her name is in the ward she represented, Mosborough. Her Mother, Sarah, was present at the official unveiling. 06/12/2017
  • Local fundraising hero opens Hepworth United FC’s new changing pavilion Local fundraising hero opens Hepworth United FC's new changing pavilionHepworth local Nick Thatcher who has raised more than £110,000 in memory of his late son, a former Hepworth United FC player officially opened Hepworth United FC's state-of-the-art new changing pavilion in West Yorkshire yesterday (Sunday 3 December), thanks to a grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation. 04/12/2017
  • George Salter Academy unveils two brand new all-weather pitches in West Bromwich George Salter Academy unveils two brand new all-weather pitches in West BromwichThe Deputy Mayor of Sandwell, Cllr. Susan Eaves, officially opened two state-of-the-art all-weather pitches at George Salter Academy yesterday (Wednesday 29 November), thanks to a grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation. 30/11/2017
  •  Former Bantam Jacobs opens cracker of a new facility Former Bantam Jacobs opens cracker of a new facilityWayne Jacobs, former Bradford City FC defender and current Chair of Active Bradford, officially opened the University of Bradford's upgraded community sports hub yesterday (Wednesday 29 November). The project was made possible thanks to a grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation. 30/11/2017
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