Plans in place to improve local football facilities

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 21 December 2020

HINCKLEY and Bosworth Borough Council have been involved in a two-year project where they have been making plans which will help improve community football facilities across England.

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The plans, known as ‘The Local Football Facility Plans’, were completed for the first time after a partnership was formed by local clubs, schools, and councils with the Football Foundation and Football Association.

Investing and building football facilities at ‘community level’ is one of the many aims for the plan, as the benefits of the facilities are set out to go ‘far beyond the pitch’ – they aim to transform communities and change lives for the better.

The plans will give people an opportunity to play football, which helps improve physical and mental health, and communities can grow stronger as young people can become more empowered whilst playing.

A spokesperson for The Football Foundation, said: “It’s been a real team effort and we couldn’t have done it without everyone’s local knowledge and expertise”. 

The Borough Council are working with local partners to implement the plan – more information can be found on the Football Foundation’s official website at www.footballfoundation.org.

Councillor Keith Nichols, Executive Member for Leisure at Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, said: “This is an exciting plan to help improve existing facilities and build new targeted facilities in the borough.

“Putting this plan together has been a real team effort and I would like to thank everyone involved.

“I look forward to seeing the Local Football Facility Plan develop and improve football facilities across Hinckley and Bosworth over the coming years.”

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