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New stadium upgrades unveiled at Hereford Lads Club FC

New stadium upgrades unveiled at Hereford Lads Club FC

New stadium upgrades unveiled at Hereford Lads Club FC

Hereford Lads Club FCofficially unveiled new improvements to their stadium recently (Wednesday 12 July), thanks to a 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 to make vital improvements to their home ground, including new floodlights and a covered spectator area. This will benefit both the club, who will be able to train through the winter months, and its fans who will be provided with an improved match day experience.

Hereford Lads, which currently has teams ranging from the Under-8 to Under-18 levels playing in the Herefordshire Junior Football League, received a £44,350 grant from the FSIF which helped to make the stadium upgrade project a success. The improved facility is also used by the Hereford Lads Club Girls FC.

Funded with £6.5m each year from the Premier League, the FSIF – the sister organisation of the Football Foundation – 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.

Danny Moon, Chairman of Hereford Lads Club, said: “We received the great news of our Football Foundation grant being accepted. The progress the club has made with help from The Football Foundation has been immense and gave everyone hope of a bright future.

“The football club has been in need of the works for the last 60 years, we can now finally fulfil our potential this club has within the county – all down to the help of the Hereford Lads Club Committee, Herefordshire FA and The Football Foundation.”

Peter McCormick OBE, Chairman of the Football Stadia Improvement Fund, said: “I am delighted that the stadia improvements for the Hereford Lads Club FC are already benefitting the club. The project will help them to provide more flexible training and fixtures. It will also help to improve the safety and comfort of the match day experience for fans.

“The Premier League plays a really important role in improving stadia at lower levels of the game and this project is just one example of its continued investment in this, through the FSIF. I’d like to congratulate the club on their hard work in securing this funding.”

ENDS

For more information, please contact:

- Sophie Huby on 0345 345 4555 Ext: 4292 or sophie.huby@footballfoundation.org.uk

 

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"The progress the club has made with help from The Football Foundation has been immense and gave everyone hope of a bright future."

Danny Moon, Chairman of Hereford Lads Club 

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