Radford FC will open a new extended and refurbished facility on Wednesday 22 November at 6pm. The project was made possible thanks to a grant from the Premier League, through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund – the sister organisation of the Football Foundation.
The grant has enabled Radford FC to extend the clubroom and all changing rooms, which were built 35 years ago, as well as install a new shower and hot water system. This will enable the club to maintain its current position in the East Midlands Counties League which is at Step 6 in the pyramid system, and indeed enable progression through the system in the future.
The refurbished facility will also be used by various bodies and groups in the area for charity and cultural events. The extended clubroom, available for hire, will also provide an added revenue stream for the club, which is in in a deprived area of city.
The project was made possible thanks to a £87,871 grant from the Premier League, through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF), the largest funders of non-league football in the country.
Funded with £6.5m each year from the Premier League, the FSIF is the country's largest provider of grants towards projects that help improve the comfort and safety of lower league football grounds in both the professional and amateur game. These improvements range from new football stands and turnstiles to floodlighting and improved provision for disabled supporters.