Thursday 29 August 2013
Dion Dublin unveils
new sports activities facilities in Birmingham
Former England and Aston Villa star striker, Dion Dublin, today opened Birmingham Metropolis Council’s recently-refurbished Rectory Park Pavilion and soccer pitches.
The new facilities had been manufactured feasible by a grant of £305,600 from the Soccer Foundation, the country’s biggest sports activities charity, with further more funding coming from Birmingham Metropolis Council for pitch improvements.
Dion Dublin, who manufactured a whole of 743 appearances in his profession, scoring 235 objectives, officially opened the doors of the new facilities to the area neighborhood. The upgraded sports site in Sutton Coldfield was also welcomed by fellow Soccer Foundation Ambassador and area resident, Graham Taylor OBE.
The variations have brought the pavilion into the twenty first century whilst the prior pavilion was outdated, and experienced no segregated altering, the thoroughly refurbished pavilion now offers a new state-of-the-artwork modern interior, which include 4 different self-contained soccer altering rooms built to Soccer Foundation technical specs, improved electrics and heating, and locker merchandise for storage.
A total soccer improvement system was created section of the application to the Soccer Foundation. The new facilities will allow the Sutton and District Sunday League to accomplish Charter Conventional League Standing by year two of the system, and to raise in the amount of teams in its competitors from ninety seven to a hundred and twenty by year 5. The web-site will also be a vital part to Birmingham County FA’s function to assistance the retention of grownup males in eleven v eleven soccer in the location.
Funded by the Premier League, The FA, and the Govt (through Sport England), the Soccer Foundation is the country’s biggest sports activities charity. Birmingham Council worked in partnership with the Birmingham County FA to secure investment decision from the Foundation.
Soccer Foundation Ambassador, Dion Dublin, reported: “It was a genuine pleasure to officially open these new altering rooms for folks in this section of Birmingham.
“Football is our national game so it is only ideal that the gamers and volunteers at the grassroots ought to have somewhere at ease to get altered and shower prior to and immediately after matches.
“I am delighted to see this facility has benefited from investment decision from the Soccer Foundation’s funding partners – the Premier League, The FA and the Govt. When I played for Villa it was not too significantly from here, so it’s specially pleasant to see this web-site getting this big raise.”
The new web-site has also been warmly welcomed by area resident and Dion’s fellow Soccer Foundation Ambassador, Graham Taylor OBE, who commented: “It is smashing to see the altering rooms at the Rectory Park Pavilion get a substantially-required makeover with Soccer Foundation hard cash.
“It is a well known area sports activities location so the upgraded pavilion, and the improved grass pitches, will make a big distinction to the teams that engage in there.
Councillor Ian Ward, Birmingham Metropolis Council Deputy Chief, extra: “This is great information for the teams who currently use the facilities but it will also motivate many others to get up sport.
“The assistance from the Soccer Foundation, alongside with the council’s have funding, will mean far better, fit-for-objective facilities which will motivate a lot more varied use of the setting up. The introduction of different altering rooms increases the opportunity to have women’s soccer on web-site as properly, which hasn’t been feasible in the past.”
Because it was introduced in 2000, the Foundation, and its husband or wife organisation, the Soccer Stadia Improvement Fund, have invested £15m into one hundred and five different grassroots sport initiatives across Birmingham.
For a lot more facts about the function the Soccer Foundation is doing all in excess of the place visit www.footballfoundation.org.british isles or abide by us on Twitter at twitter.com/FootballFoundtn.
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