Football facilities across Newcastle will be awarded funding to improve facilities as part of a new Government scheme to level up access to quality sports facilities across England.
Over 1,600 sites across the country will be built or upgraded as part of the plan with 75 sites being found across the North East.
Four of these sites can be found in Newcastle where three facilities will be allocated funds for new and improved goalposts. These will be at Valley View Pavilion, home to Westerhope United FC, Westerhope Community Centre, home to Newcastle Sporting Club FC and West Denton Leisure Centre where West Denton Junior Football Club play home fixtures.
One set of pitches across the city will also benefit from funding to pay for floodlights. This application was filed by Newcastle Benfield Juniors for their facility at Aldbourne Sports Field.
In total £6,698 has been allocated for facilities and pitches across Newcastle.
The scheme was announced by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, with Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer saying: “From Newcastle to Darlington, Hartlepool to Stockton we’re levelling up grassroots sports facilities to give more people better access to high quality pitches and changing rooms.
“Sport is vital to our physical and mental health and wellbeing and this work with our Football Foundation partners will help people across the North East get active.”