Football Facility Development in East Riding

Whos, who?

Rachel Sullivan is the East Riding FA Football Development Manger and the Strategic lead for Football Facility Development in our county. Rachel works with a range of partners to improve the regions football facilities which include:

- Football Foundation Delivery Manager – Graham Turner

- Football Foundation Technical Project Officer – Lee Davies

- Football Foundation Facilities Planning Manager – Paul Ashton

- Grounds Management Association Regional Pitch Advisor – Chris Hunter

Whether you are looking to revamp your clubhouse from top to bottom, invest in some new changing rooms to keep your players happy or interested in improving the quality of your pitches, we are here to give you the support and guidance you need to see the project through.

If you are intending to improve your football facilities (which may involve 3G football turf pitches, changing room pavilions / clubhouses, grass pitch improvements or better indoor / outdoor spaces) then please contact Rachel Sullivan using the contact information below for guidance and advice.

Phone: 07795 482258


Please note if you have already started work on your project (for example, building/construction has already begun), then it is unlikely that your project will be eligible for funding.


Investment in East Riding


Since its conception in 2000, thanks to funding from the Premier League, FA and DCMS, the Football Foundation are delivering quality sports facilities that are transforming lives and communities across the country.

From the roots up, every grant makes a difference. Great places to play mean more opportunities for more people to enjoy all the benefits of playing sport and getting active. The figures below show the level of investment into East Riding.

We’re proud of these numbers but we’re far from done yet. Please get in touch (link back to contact page) for more information.


Within East Riding we have over 100 grass pitches and 32 3G Artificial Grass Pitches (all sizes) available to support clubs and community groups with this managed by a number of different providers. Whilst the information regularly changes it should provide sufficient information to help you find the facilities you need.

You can find details of local facilities at You can use this to find details of the number and type of pitches at each site, their location in relation to other facilities and contact details.

An sanctioned match play should only take place on an artificial grass pitch which is on the FA’s 3G Pitch Register. 

The Register can be viewed at Football Foundation | 3G Pitch Register Click on your county and you will see a list of sites.  The position of each site in relation to whether they are currently on the register or their certificate has expired is shown. 

local case studies

Hornsea Town

Gilberdyke Phoenix FC

Hutton Cranswick CRA

South Cave Sporting Club

Wilberfoss AFC

Hessle Sporting Club

Driffield JFC

Pelican Park Community Trust