Selston FC will switch on their brand new floodlights for the first time on Wednesday 22nd November at 6.30pm at Parish Hall and Recreation Ground, thanks to a grant from the Premier League through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF) – the largest funders of non-league football in the country.
Selston FC have Notts County and ex Selston FC player Haydn Hollis officially opening the floodlights on Wednesday. The game on Wednesday 22nd November is against Birstall Utd in the East Midlands Counties League Cup.
The grant has enabled the club to install their new floodlights, which were required following their promotion to the East Midlands Counties League at Step 6. Selston FC’s ground now meets the Category H requirements for the FA National Ground Grading Criteria.
The project was made possible thanks to a £36,431 grant from the Premier League, through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF), the sister organisation of the Football Foundation.
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.