Halton Farnworth Hornets

Halton Farnworth Hornets FC receive over £80,000 in Football Foundation grant

The club have been able to purchase both goal posts and machinery through the funding.

Halton Farnworth Hornets FC have received a total of £80,674 combined through the Grass Pitch Maintenance Fund and Small Grants via the Football Foundation.

Through the small grants scheme, they have been able to purchase both goals posts and machinery.

Halton Farnworth Hornets

Club Chairman Brian Tobin said: “The help initially from Amy at Liverpool FA was fantastic, she guided us from the start to the end the process of the Football Foundations grants.

"In terms of the kids, we now have a tractor that saves us preparing the pitches and enhance the quality of them to play on, and the goal posts have replaced our old rusty ones that we inherited from the council.

"All in all, we are fully set up for the future of the club and it is a great playing surface which will allow us to play all year round without the worry of calling games off. The Grass Pitch Maintenance Fund is absolutely huge for us, we now have a six-year plan in place for our maintenance which will keep them in perfect condition.” 

Amy Horne, Facilities & Investment Manager at Liverpool FA added: “I am thrilled for the club to have received the grants, I have been working with Brian since April earlier this year to explore the available grants and it is amazing to see the progress they are making as a club for both their football and rugby pitches so far to date for their kids in the community.

“This club is a perfect example of the offer GPMF offers through the use of multisport at their site of both Football and Rugby.”

If you would like to find out more about grants you can access, head to our Facilities and Investment section.