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Eddisbury MP supports move to support football clubs affected by floods

A cash boost of £750,000 has been granted through the Emergency Fund

Eddisbury MP Antoinette Sandbach is looking into the issue

Eddisbury MP Antoinette Sandbach is encouraging football clubs in the area affected by bad weather to apply for new funding.

The Football Foundation has expanded its Emergency Football Relief Fund in response to the recent floods and storms affecting the north of England, and the fund covers the Cheshire County FA region.

Up to £750,000 has been made available to rebuild and repair grassroots football pitches and facilities that have suffered storm damage and flooding, to enable football to continue across the affected regions as quickly as possible.

Clubs should benefit from relief fund

Ms Sandbach said it was 'good news' for grassroots pitches and football facilities across Cheshire.

"I hope that those affected by this awful weather will benefit from this money and will be able to rebuild and repair their pitches and facilities as a result," she said.

The funding is available for grassroots football, and clubs across all levels of The FA National League System that require assistance to make facilities safe and fit for purpose following damage by the recent floods and storms, to allow football to continue.

Organisations should contact their County FA for more information about how to access this emergency relief funding.

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