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PREMIER LEAGUE HELPS PAULTON

By Tony Walsh

Paulton Rovers FC are delighted with ground improvements grant

Thanks to a grant from the Premier League, through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF), Paulton Rovers FC has been able to complete works on their project.

The funding enabled Paulton Rovers, which plays in Southern League Division 1 South, to undertake stadium improvements particularly updating dressing room facilities.

The club has a Reserve and Under 18 team as well as Paulton Rovers Development Centre with teams from 6 to 17 years old. In addition the club has five netball teams. The Winterfield Road ground also hosts many county representative matches as well junior league cup finals.

The club received a grant of £6600 from the Premier League, delivered by the FSIF, which helped to make the project possible.

Football Chairman Dave Bissex, said “Paulton Rovers delighted to receive this fantastic grant from the Football Stadia Improvement Fund and the Premier League, and how the new facility will improve grassroots sport in the area.”

Peter McCormick OBE, Chairman of the Football Stadia Improvement Fund, said: “The FSIF is one of the many ways that the Premier League is offering a helping hand to clubs further down the pyramid.

“I commend Paulton Rovers for their efforts in securing this Premier League funding towards describe what grant will go towards.”

The FSIF is funded with £6.5m each year from the Premier League. It 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.

Updated 15:53 - 4 Jul 2019 by Tony Walsh

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