MIDDLEZOY Rovers have received a huge funding boost following a grant of £1000 from the FA to go towards materials to progress the club.

The club was selected as part of The FA’s Self Help Facility Improvement Programme.

This programme is a community volunteer programme which helps local football clubs to improve their facilities. It is an opportunity for our club to gather members, supporters, friends and family for a weekend of fun-filled DIY.

The club will be working hard to co-ordinate a community-wide effort to give their club a much needed ‘make-over’ in advance of the season ahead.

The event took place over the weekend with a fun day and raffle to round things off on Sunday Afternoon.

Andrew King, The FA’s Facilities and Investment Project Officer: “At a local level, this programme will make a real difference in meeting the needs of grass roots football clubs as determined by them.

“The Scheme will value volunteers and provide a platform to generate new volunteers for participating clubs. It will help attract more players, spectators, coaches, administrators to the club both through the event and through better facilities.

“It will facilitate ‘in kind’ fundraising and create an opportunity to sustain a new sponsor or value an existing one. We are confident that this will help clubs to foster relationships with local residents and businesses.

“This is a great opportunity for club in question and will help them grow and achieve their aims.”