Brid Town

Seasiders awarded funding for ground improvements

Bridlington Town awarded £100,000
Football Foundation, The FA and Department for Culture, Media and Sport 


People living in Bridlington and the surrounding area are set to benefit from fresh investment in local football facilities after Bridlington Town AFC were awarded a £100,000 grant from the Premier League, The FA and Football Foundation to upgrade the clubhouse at Queensgate.

This grant will enable Town, of the Northern Counties East Football League Premier Division, to improve their clubhouse facilities.

Around 70 Players and the local community will be able to experience a new purpose-built clubhouse, representing a significant improvement on the existing one.

The new clubhouse will include hospitality and year-round community use. Town worked with the Football Foundation and the East Riding County FA to secure the £100,000 grant towards the project.

“Football makes a huge difference to the players, coaches, spectators and the whole community here," said Peter Smurthwaite, owner and chairman of Bridlington Town AFC

"We see first-hand the impact on players’ confidence, physical health and mental focus.

"To receive this funding from the Premier League, The FA and the government through the Football Foundation means a lot to us, as it will help us to improve grassroots sport across Bridlington and the surrounding area and get even more people involved in the nation’s favourite game.

Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “We’re dedicated to improving grassroots football facilities because we want to encourage more people to get involved in our nation’s favourite game, regardless of their background, age or ability or place.

"That’s why I’m delighted that this funding will support Bridlington Town AFC in developing their new clubhouse, which will benefit the local community for years to come."

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