Crows' £381,879 redevelopment grant

Crowborough Football Club will redevelop their facilities at the Alderbrook after confirmation of a funding grant totalling £381,879.

The money will be provided by the Football Foundation, the United Kingdom's largest sports charity, and its partner organisation the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF).

The Football Foundation grant of 281,878 will provide a new community changing room block to include six team and three referee changing rooms, a treatment room, refreshment facilities, a lounge and a community training development room.

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The 100,000 FSIF grant will help provide perimeter fencing, two new turnstiles, terracing and two new seated stands.

Paul Thorogood, chief executive of the Football Foundation and FSIF, said: 'This proposed development at Alderbrook will open up access to a whole host of people in the area.'

Paul Boggis, Crowborough Athletic FC's community officer, said: 'The awarding of this significant sum of money is the result of three years hard work by the whole club, ably supported by the Sussex County Football Association.

'We have always strived to be a centre of excellence for football, being awarded the FA Charter Standard Community Club Award in 2004, and now with this grant we can develop our facilities for the benefit of all our members, from our youngest youth section players to our successful ladies and men's teams and the wider local community in general.'