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Bright future for Snodland Town FC as club turns on £48,000 floodlights

Bright future for Snodland Town FC as club turns on £48,000 floodlights

Bright future for Snodland Town FC as club turns on £48,000 floodlights

Snodland Town FC officially unveiled their new £48,000 floodlights recently (Monday 19 September 2016), ahead of a friendly match against a Maidstone XI, who emerged 3-0 victors on the night. The project was made possible thanks to a £33,570 grant from the Premier League through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF), the largest funders of non-league football in the country.

The grant has enabled Snodland Town FC to install a new floodlight system at Potyn’s Sports Ground, allowing them to meet the necessary requirements of the FA National Ground Grading Criteria. The funding has facilitated Snodland Town FC’s impressive rise through the football pyramid, with the club recording their highest position in history through their promotion to Step 6 football in Division One of the Southern Counties East Football League. 

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.

Dave Jeal, Chief Executive Officer, Snodland Town FC, said: “We are extremely grateful for the financial assistance that we have had from the Premier League, through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund, which has given our club the opportunity to progress to the highest level of football in the town’s history. The new floodlights will also be an important factor in providing the necessary facilities for many of our younger teams to progress through to senior football.”

Peter McCormick OBE, Chairman of the Football Stadia Improvement Fund, said: “The new floodlights at Snodland Town FC represent another great boost for a club that is continuing to progress up the football pyramid, now playing in Step 6 of the Southern Counties East Football League. The developments here at Potyns Field have enabled the club to push on and I look forward to seeing the club develop further over the coming seasons. The Premier League, through the FSIF, is committed to improving grassroots infrastructure right across the country and these works are further proof of this.” 

ENDS

 For more information, please contact:
- Dave Jeal on 07799 118 222 or dave@matrix4g.co.uk 
- Michael Boniface on 0345 345 4555 Ext: 4292 or michael.boniface@footballfoundation.org.uk

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Maidstone XI ran out 3-0 victors on the night.

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“We are extremely grateful for the financial assistance that we have had from the Premier League, through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund, which has given our club the opportunity to progress to the highest level of football in the town’s history.”

Dave Jeal, Chief Executive Officer, Snodland Town FC

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