Tattenhoe given grant to fix their goal posts

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Tattenhoe Youth Football Club have benefitted from a £1.7 million payout from the Football Foundation to help replace unsafe goal posts at their ground.

The Milton Keynes club are one of 19 clubs to have received a grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, aimed at improving football at grass roots level.

Tattenhoe have received £480 to replace the goal posts.

Tracey Crouch MP, Minister for Sport, said: “Improving grass roots football facilities is vital to help us get more people involved in the game and nurture our future football stars.

“This latest £14 million worth of investment, from the Premier League, FA and Government, will benefit community football across the country in locations that need it most.”

Richard Scudamore, Executive Chairman of the Premier League, said: “The Football Foundation’s underlying strategy of delivering quality community facilities where they are needed most and can be best utilised is something we have long-supported.

“Creating opportunities for young people to play football and get involved with other sports is incredibly important to developing a taste for sport and exercise and all the ancillary benefits that brings to life.”

“It also forges stronger bonds between communities and the professional football clubs sustained by them.”

Martin Glenn, Chief Executive of The FA, said: “The number of grants approved over the past six months is testimony to our commitment to the pursuit of better grassroots football facilities in this country.

“Next year will see even greater intensity – continued investment in vital individual projects such as these and also the opening of the first city football hubs – marking a step-change in the nature of grassroots football provision.”