It is great news that Penn & Tylers Green FC is one of 97 sports projects across England to receive a share of £5.5 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s ‘Protected Playing Fields’ fund.
The funding is to make improvements to the football pitch which is currently unplayable during adverse weather conditions. Work will include levelling out the pitch and regrading the surface, helping to reduce fixture cancellations while also protecting the playing area for generations to come.
Penn & Tylers Green FC Chairman Tony Hurst said:
We are delighted that Sport England has approved funding for the new pitch to also allow us to encourage more training at the club which will ultimately produce more technically and tactically aware footballers of the future from our own facilities rather than hiring out expensive alternatives. These improvements, along with the guarantee of protection for at least 25 years, means that this sports facility can now be enjoyed by our community for many years to come.