Wednesday Nov 24, 2010
Tamworth FC will be the first of the current 67 Conference member clubs to receive a grant from the recent overall funding in front of Premier Sports cameras at the live Blue Square Bet Premier fixture between The Lambs and high flying Newport County on Thursday, 02 December.
The grant amounting to £800,000 per season for the next three seasons - being made available by the Premier League and the PFA, to assist clubs to engage with various sections and elements of their local communities in approved matched funding schemes.
The Football Conference Community Club Development Fund, operating between the Premier League, the Professional Footballers Association and the Football Conference will be officially launched at the match and amongst the guests at the launch will be: Sir Dave Richards (Chairman of the PL), Gordon Taylor (Chief Executive of the PFA), and Brian Lee (Chairman of the FC).
Full details of the scheme in which Tamworth FC will be engaged will be issued at the launch.
Meanwhile Susan O'Brien, Project Manager for the Football Conference Community Club Development Fund, will shortly be announcing a further 20 offers to member clubs for schemes amounting to £200,000.
More details on which clubs are to receive funding grants in this first tranche of releases will be announced shortly by the FCCCDF.