A Buckingham junior football club has received a massive cash boost towards improving its facilities.
Moretonville Junior Football Club announced this week it has received a £50,000 grant from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities programme towards its project to provide much-needed changing rooms, toilets and a community facility.
The p0pular football club has 29 teams of boys and girls from U6s to U16s.
The grant is the first stage of fundraising towards the replacement of temporary changing facilities, meeting the requirements for a Chartered Standard Club.
The expanded facility will have four modern changing rooms with showers and toilets, rooms for officials and disabled facilities.
There will also be a club room which will provide an area for spectators and refreshments, but will also be used as a teaching space for coaching activities involving pupils and teachers from local schools.
The club now intends to work with landowner and joint user the University of Buckingham, to attract further funding and ensure the project can be completed as quickly as possible.
Club chairman John McAndrew said: “We’re delighted that the Inspired Facilities fund has given us this support.
“It will enable us move to the next stage for fundraising.
“The club is planning for the future and we have opted for state-of-the-art facilities which will benefit Moretonville Junior Football Club, the University of Buckingham and the community.”