Three football clubs in Northamptonshire receive share of £17.8 million Premier League and FA funding

Spencer FC V Bourne at Spencer Football Club, St James, Northampton
Spencer FC V Bourne at Spencer Football Club, St James, Northampton

Three football clubs in the Northampton area have benefited from a share of £17.8 million funding from the Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund.

The funding aims to improve the experience for regular grassroots players and attract new players by providing more high quality facilities.

Northampton Spencer FC has received £1,725 for pitch maintenance equipment, Earls Barton United FC has received £763 to replace its goalposts and Grendon Sapphires FC has been given £275 for replacement goalposts.

Minister for Sport, Helen Grant MP, said: “The Premier League & The FA Facilities fund is a fantastic collaboration between government and the football authorities that is helping to strengthen the national game’s grassroots right across the country. Good facilities such as 3G pitches are crucial to encourage and sustain participation as well as help develop the next generation of talent.

“This fund, delivered through the Football Foundation, is also helping to bring communities together through the power of sport and I know it will continue to go from strength to strength.”