Mark has welcomed the fact that Allscott Heath Sports And Social Club is one of 178 organisations across the UK to receive government funding to support grassroots football.
Projects in every corner of the UK have been selected for Local Football Facility Plans drawn up by the Football Foundation. They will receive funding to increase participation in sport, including for women and disabled players.
This extra funding includes £475,000 for Allscott Heath Sports And Social Club in The Wrekin constituency. The investment from the Government, the FA and the Premier League will create and improve football pitches, changing rooms, and pavilions.
The Government has invested £39 million to upgrade football facilities in England this financial year.
Over the next four years, a package of investment worth £230 million will build or improve up to 8,000 football pitches across the UK – supporting the construction or refurbishment of clubhouses, changing facilities, and community buildings.
The new investment will widen access so that new generations and more local communities can come together, take up sport, and access high-quality facilities.
Commenting, The Rt Hon Mark Pritchard MP said:
“Too many communities across the UK do not have access to the high standard of local sports facilities that they need and deserve. I welcome the £475,000 in investment from the Conservative Government, the FA, and the Premier League for Allscott Heath Sports And Social Club, which will support upgrades to changing rooms, pitches, and pavilions – widening access so that even more Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin residents can benefit from high quality sports facilities. Access to high quality facilities and increased participation can be transformational – this investment in grassroots sport will improve physical and mental wellbeing and bring our communities together.”