04/01/2021 With the start of the New Year we are now fearing the disruption of this season is worse than last. The government announced today that only elite sport is to go ahead, which will adversely impact the remainder of the season for grassroots football. The club will keep all parents and coaches in the loop to ensure that the restart is a smooth transition for everyone involved.
31/12/2020 It’s been a tough year for the club and local community as a whole. We’ve had football start and stop and disrupt last season and this season.
The effect this Covid pandemic has had on grassroots football up and down the country has been disastrous, for many small clubs and it has affected the development of many of the young players.
We have a club video to celebrate the New Year for our club and hopefully, it will be a better year from tomorrow when we welcome in the New Year of 2021. Happy New Year to everyone associated at our club including players, coaches, parents and volunteers who have helped to make it a happy environment here.
19/12/2020 The football restart page has been updated. Get the latest updated documents on the football restart where our page is updated regularly with information from the FA and our associated leagues.
16/07/2020 Today’s club news is that we’re pleased to announce some great news for the local community that we serve. Greenways Aces Football Club would like to thank The Kent FA, The Football Foundation and (Interim Chief Executive) Robert Sullivan for their help to make this investment in the club, possible.
10/12/2020 Today we lost one of our dearest friends and sponsor of our football club in Meeka Nijjer, known to many as Slim. Slim was the landlord of the Bat and Ball Pub and he supported our club for many years. Please visit our tribute page if you’d like to provide a donation for his family.
Greenways Aces awarded funding to revamp our Football Facilities
People living in Gravesend are set to benefit from fresh investment into local football facilities. Greenways have been awarded a grant from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation, to upgrade their pitches.
The Football Foundation is the UK’s largest sports charity and exists to improve the experience of playing football for everyone, by championing fair access to quality facilities.
Grassroots football matches and full training cannot take place at the moment due to the COVID-19 outbreak and will only restart when it is safe to do so following government advice but this funding is great news for local football in the meantime.
Players will be able to enjoy better quality pitches, which will represent a significant improvement on the existing pitch, which is due for a renovation. Greenways Aces worked with the Football Foundation and the Kent FA to secure a large grant towards the project.
Jay Hoyle, Chairman said: “With this additional grant we are planning on making Greenways even more impressive and we can’t thank the football foundation enough for their generous contribution towards this.” Robert Sullivan, Interim Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “We know the huge benefits playing regular football can have on individuals’ physical and mental well-being. That’s why we’re committed to transforming the face of grassroots football facilities in this country.
“Working with our partners – the Premier League, The FA, government and Sport England – we will be investing in over £1bn worth of local facilities across the country over the next decade. We believe we can transform lives and strengthen communities by unlocking the power of pitches and this is another project that brings us closer to that ultimate goal.”
It’s therefore very welcome news to hear that this funding will support Greenways Aces in developing the Enhanced Grass Pitch Maintenance Works for their local community. “Working with our partners – the Premier League, The FA, government and Sport England – we will be investing in over £1bn worth of local facilities across the country over the next decade.
We believe we can transform lives and strengthen communities by unlocking the power of pitches and this is another project that brings us closer to that ultimate goal.”