New clubhouse for Poppleton Tigers.
6:51am 10th December 2010
York City manager Gary Mills will turn the first sod at a special ceremony on Friday 10 December at 2.30pm to mark the start of building works at Millfield Lane - the site of Poppleton Tigers' new clubhouse.
When complete the site will boast a new four-changing room clubhouse, with meeting and training facilities, as well as officials changing rooms, a kitchen and toilets. These improvements will benefit over 300 players and more than 20 teams, who play at Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton, York.
The project was made possible thanks to a £225,000 grant from the Football Foundation. Funded by the Premier League, The FA, and the Government via Sport England, the Football Foundation is the nation's largest sports charity. Launched in July 2000, the Foundation celebrates its tenth anniversary this year and has so far supported around 8,000 community sports projects worth £930m. This new project in York is the latest example of 180 community sport projects across North Riding worth £15m that the Football Foundation is supporting.
An additional grant of £150,000 has come from The FA, as part of their capital allocation within the Whole Sport Plan agreed with Sport England. This specific aspect of funding has been awarded to support the sustainability of community clubs and create more opportunities to participate in sport within a high quality environment.
Val Duggan, Club Secretary at Poppleton JFC, said: "Poppleton JFC are delighted to welcome York City manager Gary Mills to help commemorate the start of building works on our new clubhouse. We know that Gary's schedule is extremely busy so we are especially grateful to him for finding the time to join our celebration."
Gary Limbert, City of York Council Football Facilities Project Officer, said: "The City of York Football Facilities Development Plan is now complete and I would encourage Clubs to come forward and develop their projects, Poppleton Tigers are a good example of what can be achieved."
"The new clubhouse and changing facilities will undoubtedly ensure the continued success of the Club, and will offer a new resource for the benefit of the whole community."
Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation said: "We are delighted that the York community will soon have access to these fantastic new facilities. We commend the City of York Council and the North Riding County FA for their hard work in making this happen."
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