Brackley receive funding boost

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Brackley Town Football Club have received a £237,874 grant from the Football Foundation.

The funding will allow Brackley to provide a much-needed training and playing facility for local football teams, clubs and the community of Brackley.

The new sports facility will comprise of a 60m x 40m third generation artificial grass pitch, with floodlights, which will be open seven days a week.

This will be complemented by a new set of purpose built changing rooms that are currently being built adjacent to the proposed site for the AGP.

Saints chairman Sara Crannage said: “We are thrilled and extremely excited to have been granted this funding by the Football Foundation.

“We would like to thank them for their support of this application and for their commitment to helping clubs improve standards and facilities across the country.

“We would also like to thank The FA and Northamptonshire FA for their continuing support in helping us to deliver improved facilities and more opportunities for young players, coaches and volunteers.

“As a Community Charter Standard club, we constantly strive to improve and we hope that the community of Brackley will enjoy this legacy for many years to come.

“As a club that has seen massive growth over the last few years, to the 16 teams we have today, this successful funding application is a testimony to the hard work and commitment shown by all our club officials, coaches, players, parents, volunteers and staff.”

Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, added: “I commend Brackley Town FC and the Northamptonshire FA for working tirelessly to secure this funding and I look forward to seeing the end result in the near future.”