Ten pitches across Waverley have new, safer goalposts thanks to a ‘one two’ move in funding. A grant of £3,000 from the Football Foundation, the UK’s largest sports’ charity, has been matched by Waverley to pay for the new goalposts.
Pitches at Farnham Park, Holloway Hill Recreation Ground, Morley Recreation Ground, Farnham, Broadwater Park and The Burys Field in Godalming along with Woolmer Hill Recreation Ground all have new goalposts.
Waverley was awarded the grant for the new goalposts after applying to the Football Foundation’s Goalpost Safety Scheme. Since 1991 nine young footballers have tragically been killed in the UK by unsafe goals. Many more have been seriously injured by posts and crossbars that fail to meet even basic safety standards.
Teaming up with The Football Association, the Football Foundation has earmarked almost £4m to match-fund the installation of new goals at thousands of schools, clubs and parks across the country.
Funded by the Premier League, The FA and the Government, the Football Foundation is dedicated to revitalising the grass roots of the game, constructing modern football facilities, developing football as a force for social cohesion and as a vehicle for education in communities.