New investment from The FA Helps secure long-term future of Durham City AFC
The Chairman Gary Hutchinson of Durham City AFC says he can’t wait to see the look on his player’s faces after investment from The FA secured the club’s long-term future.
Durham City AFC has been awarded a grant from The FA’s Stay in the Game scheme to help aid the club’s retention of its adult male players, giving them the financial support to cover the costs incurred by grassroots clubs.
The Stay in the Game scheme is funded by The FA and delivered by the Football Foundation, with grants of £750 awarded to existing clubs in order to boost financial sustainability and allow clubs to continue offering playing opportunities in organised football.
Gary Hutchinson Chairman said: [ Football clubs all over the country are struggling especially at grass roots level and awards like this from the Football Foundation help clubs not only run but survive and we thank them for this it’s like a extra 150 supporters coming through the gate so it’s much appreciated .”]
Notes to Editors
Stay in the Game is inclusive of players from different ethnic backgrounds, faiths and sexual orientations.
This push to sustain adult male teams follows the recent Grow the Game funding scheme for 2019, which made £1.5 million available for grassroots clubs looking to create new women and girls or disability football teams.
As well as Grow the Game, the Football Foundation uses investment from the Premier League, The FA and the Government, through Sport England, to provide enhanced sporting facilities across the country. Since 2000, the Foundation has supported over 16,500 grassroots projects worth more than £1.5bn.
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