Emergency Pitch Hire Fund Re-Launched for 2017/18

Following positive feedback from the Emergency Pitch Hire Fund pilot last season, Leicestershire & Rutland County FA has decided to extend the scheme in 2017-18, making the fund accessible for all adult open age matches, including league and cup fixtures.

Should a match be postponed due to a pitch being unplayable or unavailable, we are encouraging clubs to hire out an alternative artificial or grass pitch. We accept clubs will incur a cost in making a booking with another pitch provider; however this Emergency Pitch Hire Fund will meet any additional costs the club experiences, up to a maximum of £100 per booking.

This scheme will ensure games get played and thus help to prevent a back-log of fixtures, which we know, is a real challenge for leagues, clubs and players.

Shaun Waite, Football Development Officer (Participation), said: “Through consultation with our leagues and clubs, we know postponement of fixtures can cause logistical challenges for all involved in the grassroots game, including players, clubs and league officials. We hope this scheme helps provide some solutions for all in the adult open age game.”

For more information on the criteria, the process to receive the funding and a list of pitch providers in the city and county, please view this document

For further information, please contact Shaun Waite on 0116 284 3951 or Shaun.Waite@LeicestershireFA.com

Kick it Out