Congresbury awarded grant for new goalposts

FOLLOWING a successful funding bid, the Football Foundation have awarded Congresbury an �805 grant to replace its football goalposts with new, safer ones.

FOLLOWING a successful funding bid, the Football Foundation have awarded Congresbury an �805 grant to replace its football goalposts with new, safer ones.

They were awarded the grant after applying to the Football Foundation's goalpost safety scheme. Since 1991 nine young footballers have tragically been killed in the UK by unsafe goals. Many more have been seriously injured by posts and crossbars that fail to meet even basic standards.

Teaming up with the FA, the Football Foundation has earmarked �4m to match-fund the installation of new goals at thousands of schools, clubs and parks across country.

Funded by the Premier League, the FA and the Government, the Football Foundation is dedicated to revitalising the grass roots of the game, constructing modern football facilities, developing football as a force for social cohesion and as a vehicle for education in communities.


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Ady Hembery said: "This funding towards new, safer goalposts is a fantastic boost. Football is our national sport and it is great that the Football Foundation is investing in improving the grass roots of the game.

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