Thursday 29 August 2013
Dion Dublin unveils
new sports activities facilities in Birmingham
Previous England and Aston Villa star striker, Dion Dublin, currently opened Birmingham Town Council’s newly-refurbished Rectory Park Pavilion and football pitches.
The new facilities were made attainable by a grant of £305,600 from the Soccer Foundation, the country’s premier sports activities charity, with further more funding coming from Birmingham Town Council for pitch enhancements.
Dion Dublin, who made a total of 743 appearances in his profession, scoring 235 targets, officially opened the doorways of the new facilities to the neighborhood group. The upgraded sports site in Sutton Coldfield was also welcomed by fellow Soccer Foundation Ambassador and neighborhood resident, Graham Taylor OBE.
The changes have brought the pavilion into the twenty first century whilst the past pavilion was outdated, and experienced no segregated changing, the thoroughly refurbished pavilion now features a new point out-of-the-art up to date interior, which include four individual self-contained football changing rooms constructed to Soccer Foundation technical specs, improved electrics and heating, and locker objects for storage.
A total football enhancement approach was manufactured section of the software to the Soccer Foundation. The new facilities will allow the Sutton and District Sunday League to attain Charter Standard League Standing by yr two of the approach, and to raise in the quantity of teams in its level of competition from 97 to a hundred and twenty by yr 5. The internet site will also be a crucial component to Birmingham County FA’s get the job done to aid the retention of adult males in eleven v eleven football in the spot.
Funded by the Premier League, The FA, and the Authorities (by means of Sport England), the Soccer Foundation is the country’s premier sports activities charity. Birmingham Council worked in partnership with the Birmingham County FA to safe investment from the Foundation.
Soccer Foundation Ambassador, Dion Dublin, mentioned: “It was a actual satisfaction to officially open these new changing rooms for men and women in this section of Birmingham.
“Football is our countrywide match so it is only suitable that the players and volunteers at the grassroots ought to have somewhere snug to get modified and shower just before and immediately after matches.
“I am delighted to see this facility has benefited from investment from the Soccer Foundation’s funding partners – the Premier League, The FA and the Authorities. When I played for Villa it was not too much from in this article, so it is specifically wonderful to see this internet site getting this key raise.”
The new internet site has also been warmly welcomed by neighborhood resident and Dion’s fellow Soccer Foundation Ambassador, Graham Taylor OBE, who commented: “It is smashing to see the changing rooms at the Rectory Park Pavilion get a considerably-essential makeover with Soccer Foundation money.
“It is a preferred neighborhood sports activities location so the upgraded pavilion, and the improved grass pitches, will make a key variance to the teams that play there.
Councillor Ian Ward, Birmingham Town Council Deputy Chief, included: “This is good information for the teams who currently use the facilities but it will also stimulate other folks to just take up activity.
“The aid from the Soccer Foundation, along with the council’s have funding, will mean better, match-for-objective facilities which will stimulate far more assorted use of the constructing. The introduction of individual changing rooms raises the potential to have women’s football on internet site as very well, which has not been attainable in the previous.”
Given that it was released in 2000, the Foundation, and its lover organisation, the Soccer Stadia Enhancement Fund, have invested £15m into a hundred and five individual grassroots activity assignments throughout Birmingham.
For far more information and facts about the get the job done the Soccer Foundation is undertaking all around the country go to www.footballfoundation.org.united kingdom or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/FootballFoundtn.
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