Earlier this year, the Football Association (FA), Sport England, the Premier League and the Football Foundation developed and launched a three year plan to improve and develop grassroots football facilities across England.
One of the main targets set out within this initiative was to improve 3,000 natural pitches across England, build 150 artificial pitches and develop 100 all-weather surfaces while refurbishing changing rooms and toilets at a range of sites.
The FA conducted research with grassroots players, volunteers, referees and administrators prior to the launch. The results showed that the majority of regular participants wanted im pitches (both grass and artificial), floodlighting, changing facilities and toilets when it comes to playing and training at their clubs.
Sport England Property Director, Charles Johnston, said: “Good sports facilities play an important role in local communities; they not only improve people’s sporting experience but also help attract new participants. Sport England is committed to working collaboratively with the FA and its partners in a coordinated approach to investment which will ensure new and improved football facilities are developed in the communities that need it most.”
Roger Burden, Chairman of The FA National Game Board, commented: “Football has enjoyed a remarkable period of investment since the formation of the Football Foundation in 2000 with over £780m invested into facilities across the country with thousands of clubs and teams having benefited from this investment.
“However, it is clear that there is still a huge amount of work to be done.”
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