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A brighter future for Rusthall FC as they switch on new £66,000 floodlights

A brighter future for Rusthall FC as they switch on new £66,000 floodlights

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Rusthall FC officially switched on their £66,000 floodlights recently (Friday 19 February 2016), thanks to a £46,200 grant from the Premier League through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF), the largest funders of non-league football in the country.

The funding has enabled the club, who play at Step 6 in the Kent Invicta League, to install a new floodlight system at their Jockey Farm home. The new lights mean that Rusthall FC can now play matches all-year-round without fear of postponed play due to poor lighting. The improvements also mean the club meet the correct ground grading requirements to continue playing at their current level.

Funded with £5.2m each year from the Premier League, the FSIF is the country’s largest provider of grants towards projects that help improve the comfort and safety of lower league football grounds in both the professional and amateur game. These improvements range from new football stands and turnstiles to floodlighting and improved provision for disabled supporters.

Joe Croker, Chairman of Rusthall FC, said: “This is a historic day for Rusthall FC which could not have been achieved without the help and advice of the Premier League, through the FSIF, along with the generous grant we were given.”

Peter McCormick OBE, Chairman of the Football Stadia Improvement Fund, said: “The new floodlights at Jockey Farm are a great example of how the Premier League is investing money into clubs up and down the country, improving the match day experience for players and fans alike. The new lights will allow the club to continue playing at their current level, but will also improve lighting levels at the ground to allow them to play throughout the year. I look forward to seeing Rusthall FC go from strength to strength as a result of this funding.”

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“This is a historic day for Rusthall FC which could not have been achieved without the help and advice of the Premier League, through the FSIF, along with the generous grant we were given.”

Joe Croker, Chairman of Rusthall FC

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