Grayshott Youth Football Club awarded funding to revamp football facilities

People living in the Grayshott area are set to benefit from fresh investment into local football facilities as Grayshott Youth Football Club have been awarded a grant from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation, to upgrade two sets of goal posts.

The Football Foundation is the UK’s largest sports charity and exists to improve the experience of playing football for everyone, by championing fair access to quality facilities.

Grassroots football matches and training cannot take place at the moment due to the COVID-19 outbreak and will only restart when it is safe to do so following government advice but this funding is great news for local football in the meantime.

Grayshott Football Club has worked with the Football Foundation and the Hampshire FA to secure a grant of £2,160 towards this project, which will hugely benefit many children across several age groups both now and in the future, providing significant improvement to our facilities.

Robert Sullivan, Interim Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “We know the huge benefits playing regular football can have on individuals’ physical and mental well-being.  That’s why we’re committed to transforming the face of grassroots football facilities in this country.  It’s therefore very welcome news to hear that this funding will support Grayshott Football Club’s efforts of providing grassroots football in the local community.

“Working with our partners – the Premier League, The FA, government and Sport England – we will be investing in over £1bn worth of local facilities across the country over the next decade.  We believe we can transform lives and strengthen communities by unlocking the power of pitches and this is another project that brings us closer to that ultimate goal.”