Three Merseyside football clubs and one football facility are set to benefit from £55,000 of funding delivered through the Football Foundation.
A total of £51,000 from the Football Foundation’s Football Stadia Improvement Fund has been invested into Merseyrail Ladies, Target Football CIC and Rylands Football Club.
Of that total, £21,000 is to be invested into Merseyrail Ladies and Target Football CIC to enable the teams to proceed with the extension of the existing pitch area and installation of a pitch perimeter barrier at Admiral Park in Dingle, Liverpool.
Once complete, the pitch will play host to Merseyrail Ladies’ North West Regional Women’s Premier League Division fixtures, in addition to Target Football CIC’s programmes.
A further £31,000 is to be delivered to Rylands Football Club to purchase a brand-new set of floodlights for their ground at Crabb Lane, Warrington. The introduction of new floodlights will provide a boost to the club’s adult male side, which plays their North West Counties fixtures at the ground, in addition to the other teams within the club.
Meanwhile, £4,000 has been received by Archbishop Beck Catholic Sports College from the Football Foundation’s Small Grants scheme, enabling the college to replace their unsafe goalposts on their 3G pitch with brand-new ones.
Anthony Smith, Senior Football Development Officer at Liverpool County FA, said: “It’s great to see our non-league clubs – Merseyrail Ladies, Target Football CIC and Rylands Football Club – take advantage of the Football Stadia Improvement Fund, which is funded directly from the Premier League to help improve stadium facilities for players, officials and spectators.
“The Football Foundation’s Small Grant, received by Archbishop Beck Sports College, aims to improve existing football provision and venues, with the target of improving football growth and activity.
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