Football Foundation

New portable Floodlights in Bradford on Avon

Club receives Funding

Bradford Town Youth FC is pleased to announce that they have completed work on their Portable Floodlight Project in Bradford on Avon, thanks to investment from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund.

The grant will enable Bradford Town Youth FC, which plays at various venues in the town; to utilise a valuable winter training location with the help of these Portable Floodlights. The Club have completed a trial run at Victory Field in Bradford on Avon with the help of Under 7’s and it has been a huge success. These floodlights will now be able to save the club money on other facilities used outside of the town and be put to other good uses within the club.

Bradford Town Youth FC have around 400 children with 31 teams spanning u5 - u17/18s playing in the local football leagues. The club is proud to announce that they are moving forward with promoting girls football.

The club worked in partnership with the Wiltshire FA to secure the £4400 grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund.

Kieran Powell, Facilities Manager at Bradford Town Youth FC, said: The club are extremely thankful to the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund for providing the opportunity at creating our own training facility. We have been using other venues outside of Bradford on Avon to help with winter training; but with these new floodlights we can keep training within the town, keeping costs down long term and reinvest where necessary to promote our aim within grassroots football.

Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “The Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund is dedicated to improving grassroots sport across the country, and I am pleased to hear that their investment is going to support Bradford Town Youth FC in Portable Floodlights Project.

“This will be of real benefit to its players in developing their game. Through the investment of the Premier League, The FA and the Government, via Sport England, the Football Foundation is working hard to support improvement at all levels of the game, and this is a great example of its work taking place across grassroots football.

“Since 2000, the Football Foundation has delivered projects totalling £1.4bn in grassroots sport investment, and it’s great to hear that Bradford on Avon is
benefiting from this.”