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Alberto Costa MP to unveil Saffron Dynamo FC’s new all-weather pitch in Leicestershire 

New playing surface to help meet demands of expanding Charter Standard Club

What: Saffron Dynamo FC will unveil their new floodlit third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP).
Where: Saffron Dynamo FC, Cambridge Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE9 1SJ.
When: Sunday 1 September 2019 at 1pm.

Saffron Dynamo FC will officially unveil their new floodlit third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP) on Sunday 1 September 2019 at 1pm.

This project has been made possible by a £373,599 grant from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation.

The grant enabled Saffron Dynamo FC to install the new playing surface, replacing a grass pitch which was unable to meet the demands of the 15 teams at the club, particularly for training during the winter months.

The new 3G pitch has been built on Saffron Dynamo FC’s home site at Cambridge Road in Cosby. The club previously received a £189,375 grant from the Football Foundation in 2010 to build a new changing pavilion and the success of this has led to the site operating at virtual full capacity and further supported the need for improved training and match play opportunities.

Since 2000 the Football Foundation Funding Partners’ investment has provided 274 grants worth £15.6m towards grassroots sports projects worth over £28m across the whole of the Leicestershire & Rutland County FA region.


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Notes to editors:

Founded in 2000, the Football Foundation is the largest sports charity in the UK funded by the Premier League, The FA and Government, via Sport England. It develops new and refurbished grassroots sports facilities in order to improve the quality and experience of playing sport at the grassroots level. Since it was launched in 2000, the Foundation has awarded over 16,100 grants worth more than £669m towards improving grassroots sport, which it has used to attract additional partnership funding of £878m – totalling over £1.5bn of investment into the grassroots game.

By providing more high-quality facilities, coupled with coaching at the appropriate age group, the Football Foundation aims to improve the experience for regular players as well as attracting new players to the game. Many of the new state-of-the-art facilities will serve to strengthen the connection between professional football clubs and their local communities, particularly in the most deprived areas of the country, through the professional clubs’ community trusts’ outreach work.