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Chesterfield High School awarded funding to revamp football facilities

Chesterfield High School awarded funding to revamp football facilities

People living in Crosby & Waterloo are set to benefit from fresh investment into local football facilities. Chesterfield High School have been awarded a grant from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation, to install their 3G pitch.

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.

This grant will enable Chesterfield High School, which coordinates football across Crosby and Waterloo, Liverpool for local Primary Schools and has a successful sporting record is excited to be able to improve that offer with this new facility which will be available all year round to enhance the sporting facilities in the local community.

Players young and old will be able to enjoy better quality football experience eon the new pitch, which will represent a significant improvement on the existing football fields which were prone to waterlogging.

Chesterfield High School worked with the Football Foundation and the County FA to secure a grant towards the project.

Kevin Sexton, Headteacher at Chesterfield High School, said: “this is an amazing success for the school and the local football clubs involved in the bid and receiving a grant from the Football Foundation.  We are so excited to be able to offer enhanced sporting facilities to our students, local primary schools and local football clubs providing activities for boys and girls across the area, as well excellent training facilities for our local football teams both men and women,”

Robert Sullivan, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “This grant award to Chesterfield High School towards developing the 3G pitch is great news for the local community.

“It will support people’s ability to play our national game locally and therefore help unlock football’s many benefits to physical and mental wellbeing.  That’s why we’re committed to transforming the face of grassroots football facilities in this country.  It’s therefore very welcome news to hear that this funding will support Chesterfield High School in developing the 3G pitch for their local community.

“The Football Foundation is working closely with our partners – the Premier League, The FA, government and Sport England – support facility development projects like this across the country over the next decade to transform our grassroots game and unlock the power of pitches.”