Pitch Improvement Programme

Heather Unveil new equipment

Ground force for Leicestershire based club set to unveil new equipment

What: Heather St John’s FC will unveil their new ground maintenance equipment. 
Where: St John's Park, Ravenstone Road, Heather, Leicestershire, LE67 2QJ.
When: Saturday 11 August 2018 at 1.30pm.  

Heather St John’s FC are delighted to be officially unveiling their new ground maintenance equipment on Saturday 11 August at 1.30pm. This project has been made possible by a grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund. 

The grant has enabled Heather St John’s FC, who play in the Midland Football League at Step 6 to, to purchase new ground maintenance equipment, which will help to improve playing surfaces at the club’s ten acre site. 

With increasing pressure to maintain and improve playing surfaces for all users it has been essential for the club to purchase reliable equipment. This will help to reduce working hours for the club’s small team of voluntary groundsman, who will now be able to plan ground maintenance works all year round, ensuring better quality pitches without the costly need of relying on contractors.

The project was made possible thanks to a £28,196 grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation.

Since 2000, the Football Foundation Funding Partners’ investment has provided 250 grants worth £15.6m towards grassroots sports projects worth over £27.9m across the whole of Leicestershire.