Updated: Jun 30, 2021
A grant of £850 was awarded to Holcombe from the footballfoundation.org to support the purchase of new portable goals for use on 3g surfaces.
People living in Holcombe and the surrounding areas are set to benefit from fresh investment into local football facilities. Holcombe Youth FC have been awarded a grant from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation, to provide new equipment for their club.
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.
Grassroots football matches and training is beginning to restart following the COVID-19 outbreak following government advice and this funding is great news for local football.
This grant will enable Holcombe Youth FC, which plays in the Midsomer Norton Youth League providing over 70 Children the chance to play football each week, to improve their training facilities.
Players will be able to enjoy new equipment and improved training facilities, which will enable the longer term sustainability of Holcombe Youth FC and support the clubs ethos of providing accessible football to Children of all backgrounds and abilities.
Holcombe Youth worked with the Football Foundation and the Somerset FA to secure a £850 grant towards the project.
Luke Clarke, Coach and Club Secretary for Holcombe Youth FC, said: “This funding represents a significant investment for our facilities and has been made possible thanks to the Somerset FA and the Football Foundation. Applying for the grant from the Football foundation was a simple process and it provides a vital support to grass root clubs such as ours.”