A football club has been awarded a Pitch Preparation Fund from the Premier League, The FA and the government's Football Foundation.

Wandgas Sports & Social Club, on Grafton Road, has been awarded a grant of £2500 to help the club recover from Covid-19.

The Pitch Preparation Fund was set up in support of the game, which is currently facing unprecedented challenges because of the pandemic.

The fund is providing grants to clubs that have lost out on normal revenue streams during the outbreak.

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Funding will enable Wandgas to prepare their football pitches so that they are match-fit for when it is safe to reopen their club.

Grants will help pay for the cost of work including; verti-draining, chain harrowing, rolling, over-seeding, fertilising, weed-killing.

As well as, routine preparatory work such as grass cutting and the setting out and line-marking of pitches.

Chairman of Wandgas Sports & Social Club, Dennis Jones, said: “This has given the club a much-needed boost at this very difficult time.

"Well done to the FA and the Football Foundation."

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Interim Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, Robert Sullivan, said: “This is a vital grant to help Wandgas get their pitches match-fit.

“The Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation exists to help provide quality infrastructure at the lower-levels of the game.

"Pitch Preparation Fund grants like this one are giving a helping hand to clubs across the country, to get their playing surfaces ready for when the game is allowed to begin again following government advice.”

Clubs and other organisations are also being given access to the Football Foundation Grounds keeping Community.

This is a free online resource, providing advice and guidance.

To sign up your club, visit at https://thefa.hivelearning.com/groundskeeping