Beer Albion awarded funding to revamp football facilities

Action from the Beer Albion versus Seaton Joma Devon & Eeter League game that the Fishermen won 3-1.

Action from the Beer Albion versus Seaton Joma Devon & Eeter League game that the Fishermen won 3-1. Picture; SARAH MCCABE - Credit: Archant

Beer Albion have been awarded a grant from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation, to upgrade their storage facility. 
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 Beer Albion, who play in the Devon & Exeter league, and provide 60+ players the chance to play football each week, to improve their facilities. 
Players will be able to enjoy better quality pitches, which will represent a significant improvement on the existing pitch that has lacked investment in the past. 
Beer Albion committee members worked with the Football Foundation and Devon County FA to secure a grant towards the project. 
Roger Hoare, Beer Albion Secretary said: “We appreciate the level of commitment from the footballing authorities, which enables a club like Beer Albion to move forward.” 
Robert Sullivan, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “This grant award to Beer Albion 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 well-being. That’s why we’re committed to transforming the face of grass-roots football facilities in this country. 
“The Football Foundation is working closely with our partners – the Premier League, The FA, government and Sport England – to support facility development projects like this across the country over the next decade in order to transform our grass-roots game and unlock the power of pitches.” 
The Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation is the largest sports charity in the UK. It champions and supports fair access to quality football facilities for everyone, regardless of postcode, gender, race, disability or place.  
The Foundation receives money from the Premier League, The FA and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, through Sport England. This is matched with partnership funding and awarded as grants to create outstanding grass-roots facilities that enable better games and attract more players, helping to transform communities. 

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