Beer Albion FC awarded funding to revamp playing surface

The Beer Albion senior players with some of the clubs juniors at the club's Centenary Celebration ma

The Beer Albion senior players with some of the clubs juniors at the club's Centenary Celebration match against Axminster Town. Picture RICHARD HONNOR - Credit: Archant

People living in East Devon are set to benefit from fresh investment into local football facilities after it was confirmed that Beer Albion Football club have been awarded a grant from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation, to upgrade their pitch maintenance equipment. 
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 at Premier Level in the Devon & Exeter Football League, the opportunity to stage a facility capable of giving 60+ players the chance to play football each week. 
Players will be able to enjoy better quality playing surface and this will represent a significant improvement on the existing pitch that was in need of renovation. 
Beer Albion have worked with the Football Foundation and the Devon County FA to secure a grant towards the project. 
Roger Hoare Secretary, said: “We are very grateful to the Football Foundation and Chris French at Devon County FA for their support during the application process. 
Robert Sullivan, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “This grant award to Beer Albion towards developing its playing surface 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 Beer Albion in developing local football for their 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.”

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