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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.

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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.

This grant will enable Greenways Aces Football Club, which plays in the Selkent/Kent league which gives 200+ children the chance to play football each week, to improve their pitch facilities. 

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.

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“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.”