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Rainford Rangers granted Christmas wish

Junior football club Rainford Rangers has been awarded a £16,885 grant form the country’s largest charity The Football Foundation.

The Football Foundation is funded by the Premier League, The FA, and the Government via Sport England. The grant will help Merseyside based Rainford improve playing facilities and expand the age range of the boys it trains.

Graham Fenney, Chairman at Rainford Rangers, said: “We sincerely thank the Football Foundation for their generous grant and acknowledge the contribution from Sport England, the Rainford Ward Committee and our sponsors for making our vision become reality.

“The new facility will provide a central venue for hosting a variety of football related projects and FA programmes. Currently we are only able to cater for boys’ teams in the age range 7 to 14.

“We want to increase the participation to include an Under-6 Academy, and extend the age range to Under-18. In addition to expanding the range of boys’ teams we are also going to establish girls’ football in our community.”

Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “We warmly congratulate Rainford Rangers and the Liverpool County FA for their hard work and dedication in securing this award.

“This new project in Rainford is but one example of thousands across the country that the Football Foundation is supporting with money provided by our funding partners – the Premier League, The FA and Government. Across the North West of England alone we have funded 1,052 projects worth £145m.”

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