Ashford Town Football Club receives £99,999 from Your Fund Surrey
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Ashford Town Football Club receives £99,999 from Your Fund Surrey

Surrey County Council has approved an application by Ashford Town (Middlesex) Football Club to build a new 3G-enabled football pitch, with the club set to receive a grant of £99,999 from Your Fund Surrey Large Community Projects.

This significant investment will support the construction of a new 3G-enabled football pitch, marking a major step forward for grassroots football in the region.

The new 3G pitch will provide a state-of-the-art facility for local teams, schools and community groups, supporting a thriving environment for players of all ages and abilities. This project demonstrates Surrey County Council’s commitment to improving community sporting facilities and promoting healthy, active lifestyles in the Spelthorne borough and beyond.

Denise Turner-Stewart, deputy leader of Surrey County Council and cabinet member for customers and communities, said: “We are thrilled to be able to support Ashford Town (Middlesex) Football Club with this funding. The new 3G pitch will be a huge asset to the local community, providing a high quality playing surface that can be used all year round to support the fitness and wellbeing of local people.

“It’s really encouraging to see this investment in Stanwell where a facility like this is sorely needed. It’s a fantastic example of how Your Fund Surrey is making a real difference to our communities by supporting projects that have a lasting positive impact.”

Nick Bailey, Chairman of Ashford Town Club said: “Everyone at Ashford Town (Middlesex) Football Club would like to pass on our sincere thanks to Your Fund Surrey for their financial support of this exciting new project that will be taking place at the club. Not only will it benefit teams across all sections, it will also provide much-needed infrastructure that the local community can use and benefit from, which is fully in line with our philosophy of being a community-led club.”

The club has a long history of promoting football at a grassroots level. The new pitch will also facilitate a wide range of activities aimed at underrepresented groups including women and girls, disabled people, young people and older people, as well as reaching even more aspiring players. This investment comes at a particularly exciting time for football in England, following the impressive performance of the national team at the 2024 European Championship, where they reached the semi-finals.

In addition to large community projects, funding is also available through Councillors for Your Fund Surrey Small Community Funding and Your Councillor Community Funding.

Visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/yourfund to find out more.