Club nets £475,000 to develop facilities
A village football club has secured almost half a million pounds to develop its ground and facilities.
Stamford Bridge Football Club has been awarded £475,000 from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation, to install top quality pitches and facilities.
The cash will enable the club to create changing rooms/showers for teams and match officials, and match day catering provision.
The investment will also see significant improvements on the existing pitches which are currently prone to cancellations and waterlogging due to the current high volume of matches played.
Stamford Bridge FC plays at Step Eight and gives 250 senior and junior members the chance to play in the York Minster Engineering League, York and District Youth and City of York Girls League.
The club worked with the Football Foundation and the East Riding County FA to secure the funding for the project.
Club chairman Martyn Stevens said: “It gives me great pride and pleasure to announce Stamford Bridge Football Club has successfully been awarded a substantial grant from the Football Foundation.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to develop football in the village.
“On behalf of the club I would like to put on record our sincere thanks and appreciation to the Football Foundation, The East Riding County FA and Local Council, David Wilson Homes and Andrew Pope for guiding the club through the funding process.
“Last but not least to all the hard-working trustees/volunteers associated with Stamford Bridge Playing Fields Association and my fellow committee members.”