Club Preparation

1,974 Teams in Birmingham County Region to Score £68,000 of Club Preparation Funding

136 grants were awarded to clubs across the county totalling £68,000

Football in Birmingham and the surrounding areas was given a boost today with £68,000 worth of investment from the Premier League, The FA and the Government’s Football Foundation.

The funding is being awarded as grants from the Foundation’s Club Preparation Fund. This has been created to help clubs prepare their buildings to safely reopen in line with Government guidance around hygiene and social distancing, and The FA’s plans for a ‘phased return’ that were announced on 18 July.  

136 grants were awarded to clubs across the county totalling £68,000. This will benefit 1,974 local football teams in the area.

These Club Preparation Fund grants will go towards football sites to satisfy the extra hygiene measures that Government guidance requires. This includes:

• Installing hygiene facilities, such as hand sanitiser dispensers, soap dispensers, paper towel dispensers and waste bins

• Modifications, such as safety screening, contactless payment systems and signage

• Facility maintenance work, such as repairing hand basins and hot water provision

• Professional inspections that may be necessary due to the prolonged period of closure resulting from the pandemic – including inspections of water quality, gas and ventilation

Oliver Hitchcox, Facility & Investment Lead at Birmingham County FA, said: “We are delighted that a significant number of teams within Birmingham County FA are going to benefit from this funding. It will enable them to safely return to football, in line with Government and FA guidelines. We are grateful to the Football Foundation and their partners for the ongoing support they have provided for our clubs.”

The investment follows the Foundation’s Pitch Preparation Fund that awarded £7m to 2,902 organisations across the country. This is enabling over 9,000 football pitches to be made match-fit, and is benefiting more than 33,000 football teams.

The successful clubs being offered Club Preparation Fund grants in the Birmingham county region are:

Bustleholme F.C.
Balsall & Berkswell Hornets F.C.
Prinny F.C.
Stratford Town Colts FC
Coventry Sporting F.C.
Warley Sports Club
Penn Colts F.C.
Halesowen Town FC
Leek Wootton F.C.
F C Premier Saturday F.C.
Romulus FC
Atherstone Town F.C.
Weddington Sports F.C.
Solihull Moors FC
Hollyfields Centre Club Ltd
Coton Green Minor F.C.
Solihull Moors FC
Yardley Dynamo F.C.
Kingshurst Pavilions Sports Club Boys F.C.
BUlkington Sports and Social Club
Tividale Sports & Social Club
Tividale Academy F.C.
Dudley Sports F.C.
Woodbourne Sports Club 
Claverdon FC
Coventry Alvis F.C.
Nuneaton Harriers Community Association 
Coldlands Colts F.C.
Triplex Sports Association
Hillmorton Juniors F.C.
Copsewood sports& Social
Walsall FC Community Programme
Coventry Sphinx F.C.
Leafield Athletic Ladies F.C.
Kings Heath Sports F.C.
Edgbaston Spartans FC
Kinver Colts F.C.
Lye Town F.C.
A F C Gornal
Birmingham Moseley Rugby
A F C Bentley
Maypole F.C.
Alvechurch F.C.
Tipton Town F.C.
Kenilworth Sporting F.C.
Belvedere Park F.C.
Gornal Athletic F.C.
Boldmere St Michaels Women F.C.
Enville Athletic Youth F.C.
Kineton Sports And Social Club
Austin Ex Apprentices F.C.
Jet Blades F.C.
A F C Birmingham 
Hampton F.C.
Racing Club Warwick F.C.
Wake Green Amateur F.C.
Solihull Ladies United F.C.
Paget Rangers  F.C.
Henley Forest of Arden F.C.
Colron Boys F.C.
Southam United Minor F.C.
Rugby Town FC
Coundon Court F.C.
Leafield Athletic F.C.
Sky Blues in the Community
Silhill F.C.
Glades F.C.
Bourton and frankton
Coventry United Juniors F.C.
Coventrians F.C.
Hurley Kings F.C.
Hednesford Town FC
Marston Green Minor F.C.
Moseley Cricket Club
Leafield Athletic F.C.
Rugby Borough F.C.
Coventry United FC 
Solihull F.C.
A F C Wulfrunians
Aston Old Edwardians Association Ltd
Coventrians Jaguar Youth F.C.
Sutton Coldfield Town FC
Northfield Town Junior F.C.
Attleborough Sports J F.C.
Alcester Town F.C.
Nuneaton Borough F.C.
Cradley Town F.C.
Tamworth FC
Rubery Juniors F.C.
St Peters Celtic FC
Shipston Excelsior FC
Sporting F.C.
Dunlop F.C.
Exhall Boxing Academy 
Bolehall Swifts F.C.
Highgate United F.C.
Bartley Reds FC
Welford Juniors F.C.
Knowle F.C.
Wednesfield F.C.
Phoenix United Minor F.C.
Leamington FC
Stratford Town FC
Kenilworth Wardens Cricket Club Limited
Tysoe United Juniors F.C.
Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons F.C.
Stourbridge FC
Wolston Leisure & Community Centre
Coventry Saracens Junior F.C.
Sutton Coldfield Town Juniors F.C.
Bedworth United FC
Walsall Phoenix F.C.
Ambleside Junior F.C.
Continental Star F.C.
Griff and Coton Manor JFC
Earlswood Town F.C.
Witherley United F.C.
T L Darby F.C.
Coleshill Town FC
Stoneleigh F.C.
Erin Go Bragh Development Association Li
Wolston Juniors F.C.
Chelmsley Colts F.C.
Folly Lane B C O B Assoc F.C.
Kewford Eagles F.C.
Redditch United FC
Handsworth G S O B F.C.
Whitley Juniors F.C.
Old Wulfrunians club
Northfield Little League Football
Sutton United F.C.
Central Ajax F.C.
West Midlands Police Sports And Social C
North Warwickshire Recreation Ground Scheme 
Darlaston Town (1874) C I C F.C.
Sportsco F.C.