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Geoffrey Cox MP to mark start of Tavistock Community FC’s new pitch improvement project

What: Geoffrey Cox, MP for Torridge and West Devon, will mark the official start of Tavistock Community FC’s pitch improvement project. 
Where: Crowndale Road, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8DD.
When: Saturday 11 November 2017 at 11.15am.  

Geoffrey Cox, MP for Torridge and West Devon, will mark the start of Tavistock Community FC’s pitch improvement project on Saturday 11 November at11.15am, thanks to a grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, delivered by the Football Foundation.

The grant has enabled the club to purchase ground maintenance equipment, which they will use to improve the facilities at their Crowndale Road sports hub. The site includes seven grass pitches, a training area and a changing pavilion, which also received Football Foundation funding in 2009.

Tavistock Community FC, in partnership with Tavistock AFC, currently runs 17 teams ranging from Under-7 to adult level and expects to introduce five brand new sides thanks to the improvement project. This will include two new female sides, taking the total number of teams to 23 – all of which will benefit from the upgraded playing surfaces.

The club will also offer support to maintain the facilities of other local clubs, as well as Tavistock College. Plymouth Argyle FC’s Academy, which plays its fixtures at Tavistock Community FC’s hub, will also benefit from the project.

The project was made possible thanks to a £25,065 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 220 grants worth £10.3m towards grassroots sports projects worth over£19.5m across the whole of Devon.

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 around 15,000 grants worth more than £580m towards improving grassroots sport, which it has used to attract additional partnership funding of over £800m – £1.4bn of investment into the grassroots game.

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