New reports detail the facilities needed across every local authority area in England to meet the demand for football in their area
An exciting milestone for grassroots football has been reached as the Premier League, The FA and Government's Football Foundation has announced the completion of the Local Football Facility Plans. These Plans outline what facilities every local authority area across England needs to meet the demand of football in their area.
They are detailed reports that map out the football facilities needed across every local authority area in England. Over the last two years the Football Foundation have worked with The FA, local authorities and communities to create them.
For the first time, this country has a roadmap to invest and build what every community needs. And the benefits of the facilities set out in the Plans go far beyond the pitch. They transform communities and change lives for the better.
It’ll mean more people can play our national game, physical and mental health can be improved, communities can grow stronger and young people become more empowered.
Play your part in turning them into reality
The Plans are just the first step. The Football Foundation, Premier League, The FA and Government have all committed funds to deliver these plans but now need to work with local authorities and partners to turn them into reality. Everyone has their part to play.
Find out how you can play yours by heading to the Football Foundation website and taking a look at your Local Plan.
Local Football Facility Plans
On the announcement of the plans, Steve Maker, Hertfordshire FA Head of Football Development and Investment said:
"Hertfordshire has really seen the benefit of Football Foundation investment in recent years, with a number or new facilities, renovations and pitch improvement projects made possible by their funding. These new plans now give us a roadmap that can help us take this to the next level, highlighting the community facilities needed to meet demand within each Local Authority across the county".
While many of the projects listed are already underway, there are many more opportunities that are still need to be identified. If you have a potential project in mind that could help deliver for your community, please get in touch with us to see how we can help make it happen".
If you would like to know more about these plans, the process for accessing Football Foundation funding and how we can support you through it, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 07944 461476.
You can also see the plan for your particular local authority area by following the relevant link below.
• East Herts
• North Herts
• St Albans
• Three Rivers
• Welwyn & Hatfield