I welcome the announcement that thanks to the Conservative Government, 178 projects across the UK will receive extra funding to support grassroots football in their local communities.
Projects in every corner of the UK have been selected for Local Football Facility Plans, drawn up by the Football Foundation. They will receive funding to increase participation in sport, including for women and disabled players.
This extra funding includes £25,000 for Martham Football Club and a further £160,850 for the Borough Council. The investment from the Conservative Government, the FA, and the Premier League, will create and improve football pitches, changing rooms, and pavilions.
Over the next four years, a package of investment worth £230 million will build or improve up to 8,000 football pitches across the UK – supporting the construction or refurbishment of clubhouses, changing facilities, and community buildings.
The new investment will widen access so that new generations and more local communities can come together, take up the sport, and access high-quality facilities. Too many communities across the UK do not already have access to the high standard of local sports facilities that they need and deserve.
This incredible investment from the Conservative Government, the FA, and the Premier League for grassroots football in the Great Yarmouth constituency will help widen access so that even more local residents can benefit from high-quality sports facilities.