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Welton receives £500k for sport facilities

A grant from a national sports charity means a Lincoln village will be able to invest half a million pounds in sports and their facilities.

Welton received over £250,000 from the Football Foundation, plus substantial funding from West Lindsey District Council, Welton-by-Lincoln Parish Council and WREN.

The project is being managed with Welton Football Club and Welton-by-Lincoln Parish Council and hopes to give the community better sports facilities and promote the local football club, as well as help them achieve their goals.

Welton Football Club is an independent volunteer organisation with FA Charter Standard Development Club accreditation, and uses the facilities at Manor Park.

Existing facilities will be renovated to accommodate a new sports pavilion, with a community room, new kitchen, officials rooms, changing rooms and veranda for visitors.

A new artificial grass pitch with better lighting will also be built.

Councillor Richard Pikett, Chairman of the Parish Council, said: “The Parish Council is deeply indebted to the Football Foundation for providing significant funding towards this project.”

Paul Hamnett, Football Development Officer, Lincolnshire County FA, said: “The grant to Welton-by-Lincoln Parish Council represents significant investment into grassroots football in Lincolnshire.

“The improved facilities and artificial grass pitch will enable Welton Junior Football Club to deliver the aims and objectives outlined in their Football Development Plan.”

Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “I commend Welton-by-Lincoln Parish Council and Welton Football Club and the Lincolnshire County FA for working tirelessly to secure this funding and I look forward to seeing the end result in the near future.”

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