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John Ferneley College awarded funding to revamp football facilities

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation to install a 3G pitch on-site, which will benefit people living in the area with a fresh investment into local football facilities.

The Football Foundation is the UK’s largest sports charity and exists to improve the experience of playing football for everyone, by championing fair access to quality facilities.

This grant will enable us to improve our facilities and will be a huge asset to the school and the local community.

We have worked with the Football Foundation and the County FA to secure a grant towards the project. Robert Sullivan, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation said, “This grant awarded to John Ferneley College towards developing the 3G pitch is great news for the local community.

“It will support people’s ability to play our national game locally and therefore help unlock football’s many benefits to physical and mental wellbeing.  That’s why we’re committed to transforming the face of grassroots football facilities in this country.  It’s therefore very welcome news to hear that this funding will support John Ferneley College in building a 3G pitch for their local community.

“The Football Foundation is working closely with our partners – the Premier League, The FA, government and Sport England – to support facility development projects like this across the country over the next decade to transform our grassroots game and unlock the power of pitches.”

We are very excited that the construction of our new 3G pitch has begun. With the funding and support of the Football Foundation, this is going to be such a fantastic resource for the students who attend John Ferneley College as well as our local community. Mrs Teece is looking forward to sharing updates over the next 13 weeks whilst the build is underway, as well as further information about how this can be booked and used in the future.

Exercise and sport are hugely important to us, and we feel very lucky to have this new on-site resource to be shared and accessed by our local community.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the building work be taking place?

The construction of the 3G pitch will commence from Monday 10th January 2022, and is estimated to be complete in 13 weeks.

What time will the building work take place?

The building work will take place roughly between 9.30am - 5.30pm, weekdays only.

Where will the building work be taking place?

The 3G pitch is being built on the current school field. 

How much noise will the building work make?

There will be the general building work noise during work hours.

Will there be more traffic?

We anticipate a slight increase in vehicle traffic during key times throughout the build.

What should I do if I have any more questions?

If you have any questions regarding the 3G pitch, please contact [email protected].

Other facilities AVAILABLE TO HIRE at John Ferneley College



We are really proud of our state-of-the-art facilities here at John Ferneley College, which include a large auditorium, sports hall, state-of-the-art classrooms, dance studio, drama studio and indoor/outdoor sports facilities, and would love for the community to benefit from them as well.

To find out more about our Community Facility Hire Lettings, please click here