PEOPLE LIVING IN ST CLEER ARE SET TO BENEFIT FROM FRESH INVESTMENT INTO LOCAL FOOTBALL FACILITIES
St Cleer and Liskeard Youth Football Club and The Parish Council have been awarded a grant from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation, to provide new goal posts for the youth teams and a vital new Splitter for the ground.
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 will enable St Cleer’s adult teams, which plays in the Dutchy League and the youth teams - 11 teams in all - the chance to play football each week to improve their game.
Players will be able to enjoy better quality pitches when the rain subsides, which will represent a significant improvement on the existing pitch which is prone to waterlogging and has been brought under new management due to a Service Level Agreement with the two clubs and the Parish Council.
The power partnership worked with the Football Foundation and the Cornwall FA to secure a £3,262 grant towards the project.
Amy Lloyd, Chairman of the St Cleer and Liskeard Youth FC, said: “Football makes a huge difference to the players, coaches/teachers and community here. We see first-hand the impact on players’ confidence, physical health and mental focus. To receive this funding from the Premier League, The FA and the Government through the Football Foundation means a lot to us, as it will help us to improve grassroots sport in the area and get even more people involved in the nation’s favourite game.”
Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “We’re dedicated to improving grassroots football facilities because we want to encourage more people to get involved in our nation’s favourite game, regardless of their background, age or ability. That’s why I’m delighted that this funding will support St Cleer in developing the pitch and facilities for the local community.
“Made possible by investment from the Premier League, The FA and the Government, via Sport England, the Football Foundation is supporting the grassroots game by improving access to high-quality football facilities across the country. We believe in the power of pitches to transform lives and strengthen communities and so we’ll be investing £1bn across the country over the next 10 years.”
For more on the Football Foundation, please visit https://footballfoundation.org.uk/