29 January 2024
Dunne welcomes £4k government investment for sports facilities in South Shropshire

Philip Dunne MP has welcomed news South Shropshire will benefit from over £4,000 in new funding as a result of the Government’s long-term investment in grassroots sports.

Exercising more is the most common New Year’s resolution, and the Government is helping hundreds of thousands of people across the country stick to their resolution by delivering high-quality grassroots sports facilities.

Over 1,100 projects are receiving funding towards facilities such as changing rooms, pavilions, state of the art 3G football turf, goalposts, and floodlights, improving access to sport and physical activity for local communities.

In South Shropshire, the funding is football focussed. Bishops Castle Town FC will receive almost £500 towards new goal posts for the Community College sports field. Clun & District Memorial Hall and Playing Fields have also been given over £650 for new goal posts, and Coreley Football Club will receive over £2,800 for goalposts at the Knowle Sports Ground.

This builds on historic investment in grassroots sport. Since 2021, the Government has helped deliver new facilities or improvements at almost 2,400 sites across the UK, getting more than 120,000 people active.

Mr Dunne said:

“There is a clear link between feeling your best, both mentally and physically, and exercising regularly.

“Football is at the heart of our communities in South Shropshire, and the global appeal of the Premier League and the success of the Lionesses continue to inspire new generations.

“That is why I welcome confirmation the Government are helping people across South Shropshire to get active by investing over four thousand pounds into our grassroots football facilities.”