Ross Juniors Football Club awarded funding
Ross Juniors Football Club awarded funding to revamp football facilities
People living in Ross-on-Wye are set to benefit from fresh investment into local football facilities. Ross Juniors FC have been awarded a grant from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation, to upgrade their facility.
The Football Foundation is the UK’s largest sports charity and exists to improve the experience of playing football for everyone, by championing fair access to quality facilities.
This grant will enable Ross Juniors, which is affiliated with the Herefordshire FA which gives around 350 players the chance to play football each week, to improve their pitches and clubhouse facilities.
Players will be able to enjoy better quality pitches, the renovated clubhouse and new equipment which will represent a significant improvement on the existing facilities following the horrific storms in February.
Ross Juniors worked with the Football Foundation and the Herefordshire FA to secure the grant towards the project.
Jim Loftus, Chairman of Ross Juniors, said: “Football makes a huge difference to the players, coaches/teachers and community here. We see first-hand the impact on players’ confidence, physical health and mental focus. To receive this funding from the Premier League, The FA and the Government through the Football Foundation means a lot to us, as it will help us to improve grassroots sport in Ross-on-Wye and surrounding areas and get even more people involved in the nation’s favourite game.”
Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “We’re dedicated to improving grassroots football facilities because we want to encourage more people to get involved in our nation’s favourite game, regardless of their background, age or ability. That’s why I’m delighted that this funding will support Ross Juniors and help them recover from the storms in February.”