Tudor Grange Academy Solihull Community Lettings

football foundation logoThe principal and her team at Tudor Grange Academy Solihull have worked diligently with Birmingham County FA, The Football Foundation and local youth football clubs to secure a youth sized 3G at the school where previously the natural turf was largely unplayable.

Everyone at the school is very grateful for the support of the Football Foundation. Alongside our sports hall, tennis/netball courts, classrooms and more we are determined to support our local community with access to our school facilities. The 3G is the latest addition to support our school and uptake of the 3G has been phenomenal.

The Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation is the largest sports charity in the UK. It champions and supports fair access to quality football facilities for everyone, regardless of gender, race, disability or place. The Foundation receives money from the Premier League, The FA and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, through Sport England. This is matched with partnership funding and awarded as grants to create outstanding grassroots facilities that enable better games and attract more players, helping to transform communities.

Since 2000, it has awarded more than 21,860 grants to improve facilities worth more than £813m – including 996 artificial grass pitches, 9,612 natural grass pitches and 1,258 changing facilities. This has attracted an additional £1bn of partnership funding – totalling over £1.8bn investment in grassroots football so far.

Through the Foundation, the Premier League, The FA, DCMS and Sport England have come together to create Local Football Facility Plans for every area in England. They identify priority projects where demand is greatest, and the impact will be strongest. They will guide work and stimulate the action required to deliver them over the next 10 years to transform many more local facilities. Tudor Grange Academy Solihull was identified as a key priority project to address the deficit of 3Gs in Solihull.

The 3G brings with it the support of the FA who will help provide our school and community with outstanding opportunities through its programmes. Robert Sullivan, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said:

“We are delighted that the Tudor Grange Academy Solihull 3G is now open to the public after receiving Football Foundation investment.

“Good quality facilities support the health of local people and communities, which is why we’re investing in projects like this across the country with funding provided by the Premier League, The FA, Government and Sport England.” 

The project is overseen by a steering group comprising key stakeholders as we strive to maximise football outcomes at the school and support our community.

We welcome community use of the school and have appointed Schools Plus to manage lettings. To hire any of our facilities please visit https://www.schoolsplus.co.uk/tgasolihull/. Please visit footballfoundation.org.uk for more information on the Foundation.