MID Worcestershire MP Nigel Huddleston has welcomed Government funding for grassroots football, including the new 3G floodlit pitch in Droitwich Spa.
The new pitch will cost £454,177 to construct and will support Droitwich Spa’s senior, junior, veteran and women’s sections.
It will also be used by recreational games such as walking football, a small sided league and Worcestershire Wildcats.
Evesham United have also been given £25,000 to buy ground maintenance machinery. The Government is increasing funding, with more than £200million to be invested in improving access to high quality sports centres across the country.
This first wave of funding will release £25million to improve pitches, changing rooms and pavilions.
The Football Foundation has selected 116 projects across England for local Football Facility Plans.
Mr Huddleston, who is also Sports Minister, said: “While the focus is on football pitches, the intent is to enhance multi-sport facilities where possible so the impact will go well beyond football.
“This investment will ensure more people can enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of sport in their local communities.
“I am delighted two projects in my constituency have been awarded funding, and that even more local residents will now be able to benefit from even higher quality sports facilities.”