Facility and Football Pitch Development
Over £500 Million has been invested by the FA and its Football Foundation partners the Premier League and DCMS has led to over £1.3 Billion going into grassroots facilities since 2000.
Over the next four years 2015-2019 The FA will make a record £260 million of investment to boost participation and the development of grassroots football in England. £48 million of this will be invested into better training and playing facilities through the Football Foundation. This will lead to the creation of 100 new 3G football turf pitches and improve 2,000 grass pitches across the country.
Furthermore, the FA and its partners will invest in and roll out a new sustainable model for grassroots facilities in 30 cities through football hubs owned and operated by local communities and ensure half of mini-soccer and youth matches are played on high quality artificial grass pitches.
As the popularity of football continues to grow and participation increases, the use of existing facilities, and the demand for new ones, will also grow. Working with a range of partners, The FA and Durham FA will work hard to make sure that investment is targeted towards the top priorities based on continued consultation with the grassroots football community.
For this very reason, investment in facilities will continue to be a top priority for The Football Association and Durham FA.