Camelford Win Cash

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Camelford FC are as pleased as Punch that they were chosen by Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew, Budweiser and The FA as winners of one of the £50,000 Budweiser Club Futures programme grants.

The grant will help Camelford fund a sustainability project that will bring long term environmental and financial benefits to the club. Providing a regular, sustainable income for a period of at least 20 years through the installation of solar panels, will help support the club's ambition to further  improve its facilities and develop players at both youth and senior levels.

The financial stability which comes with winning a grant will give Camelford the opportunity to create a legacy in their community to inspire future generations of footballers.

Exeter City Manager Paul Tisdale was on hand to present the cheque to representatives from the club, the town and Be Green.

Camelford are now in with a game-changing chance of winning an additional £100,000 Super Grant to top up their funds to a mighty £150,000 with a voting competition in January on Facebook. We'll feature the details when voting opens.

Mark Tapley, Camelford's Chairman said: “Winning this grant is a massive boost for our club, enabling us to fund the installation of a ground mounted 50 kilowatt solar panel array covering an area of approximately 0.3ha at our club site, Trefew Park.  We’re also planning to work with community energy partners, such as Be Green, on this development as a pilot scheme which, if successful, they are interested in offering to other clubs within the Cornwall region.”

Budweiser Club Futures ambassador, Alan Pardew, said: “Having started my career at grassroots level, I know just how hard it is to sustain a local club and can appreciate the importance of a programme like Budweiser Club Futures. We were impressed with Camelford's plan.  It’s certainly ambitious, but one which will see a clever use of energy saving the club money to achieve
long terms goals and also support the development of football there.” 

Photo: David Flowers

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