There’s good news for Motspur Park and the surrounding areas as Motspur Park FC have been awarded a £5,000 Pitch Preparation Fund grant from the Premier League, The FA and the Government’s Football Foundation.
The Pitch Preparation Fund was set up in support of the game, which is currently facing unprecedented challenges because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Fund is providing grants to clubs that have lost out on normal revenue streams during this difficult period.
The funding will enable Motspur Park FC to prepare their football pitches so that they are match-fit for when it is safe to play football again, following Government advice.
They can use their grant towards to help pay for the cost of materials, work such as verti-draining, chain harrowing, rolling, over-seeding, fertilising, weed-killing, and routine preparatory work such as grass cutting and the setting out and line-marking of pitches.
Gary Hammocks, Club Secretary at Motspur Park FC, said: “This money will help go towards the great work that our incredible volunteers have already undertaken by enabling us to perform more extensive renovations. The money will be spent on consumable items such as top dressings and expanding the range of grounds maintenance equipment that we have recently purchased.”
Robert Sullivan, Interim Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “This is a vital grant to help Motspur Park FC get their pitches match-fit.
“The Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation exists to help provide quality infrastructure at the lower-levels of the game. Pitch Preparation Fund grants like this one are giving a helping hand to clubs across the country to get their playing surfaces ready for when the game is allowed to begin again following government advice.”
The Football Foundation is a charity funded by the Premier League, The FA and the Government, through Sport England.
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