FIVE more Suffolk clubs have received grants totalling £37,415 from the Football Foundation.
The largest grant has been awarded to Ipswich Exiles Youth FC, who will receive £23,735.
The money will be used for new equipment at their home ground, Bourne Vale Sports Club in Ipswich towards a total project cost of £31,647.
Club secretary Simon Edwards, who submitted the application, said the money will be used for a compact tractor, cutting gear, a four-in-one pitch grooming tool that rakes, spikes, brushes and rolls, new goal posts and a storage container.
He said: “We are growing quickly as a club and have a lot of numbers spread across six pitches at the Bourne Vale site.
“This grant will enable us to take control of the pitch maintenance in conjunction with the Pitch Improvement grant we received and will help us to maintain our pitches to a better standard.”
Ipswich Exiles Youth FC were awarded a grant of £38,640 in April towards grass pitch improvement works costing £57,960.
Four other clubs have received grants towards new goal posts.
Ipswich Valley Rangers FC have received £5,040 towards goal posts costing £6,720 at Westbourne Sports College, Exning United FC £4,320 towards goal posts costing £5,760, Capel Plough £2,880 towards goal posts costing £3,840 at Capel St Mary Playing Fields and Risby Greens Youth £1,440 towards goal posts costing £1,920 at Risby Community Trust Playing Field and Village Hall.
Suffolk FA Chief Executive Richard Neal said: “We take great pleasure in announcing these funding awards in addition to those already announced, especially as we now head towards the start of the 2020-21 season.
“It is especially pleasing support is being successfully sought by local clubs who provide such a vital outlet to both youth and adult players.
“We continue to invite contact from clubs who have projects which could be aided with Football Foundation support, no matter how big or small.”
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