The Holbrook Club awarded funding to revamp football facilities

Football Clubs and Players at The Holbrook Club are set to benefit from fresh investment into local football facilities. The Holbrook Club have been awarded a grant from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation, to install new 11 a side UEFA B Spec Box Goals at our facility.

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.

This grant has enabled The Holbrook Club, which is the home venue for Holbrook FC, Rudgwick FC, Roffey Robins Atletico and Chesworth Rovers the chance to play football each week with improved facilities.

Players will be able to enjoy better quality goals, which will represent a significant improvement on the existing goals which were rusted and had nets beyond repair.

The Holbrook Club worked with the Football Foundation and the County FA to secure a grant worth just over £1,300 towards the project.

David Cooke, General Manager of The Holbrook Club, said: “We are keen to improve the facilities at the club, and as we do not have  much of a budget to upgrade the site as we would like at present, the Football Foundation’s support has been vital for this project, and without them it would not of been possible.”

Robert Sullivan, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “This grant awarded to The Holbrook Club towards the installation of new 11 a side goals is great news for the local community.

“It will support people’s ability to play our national game locally and therefore help unlock football’s many benefits to physical and mental wellbeing.  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 The Holbrook Club for their local community.

“The Football Foundation is working closely with our partners – the Premier League, The FA, Government and Sport England – support facility development projects like this across the country over the next decade to transform our grassroots game and unlock the power of pitches.”


 About the Football Foundation

The Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation is the largest sports charity in the UK.  It champions and supports fair access to quality football facilities for everyone, regardless of gender, race, disability or place.

The Foundation receives money from the Premier League, The FA and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, through Sport England.  This is matched with partnership funding and awarded as grants to create outstanding grassroots facilities that enable better games and attract more players, helping to transform communities.

Since 2000, it has awarded more than 20,400 grants to improve facilities worth more than £770m – including 958 artificial grass pitches, 8,726 natural grass pitches and 1,223 changing facilities. This has attracted an additional £1bn of partnership funding – totalling over £1.8bn investment in grassroots football so far.

Through the Foundation, the Premier League, The FA, DCMS and Sport England have come together to create Local Football Facility Plans for every area in England. They identify priority projects where demand is greatest, and the impact will be strongest.  They will guide work and stimulate the action required to deliver them over the next 10 years to transform many more local facilities.

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