Thursday 01st September 2005

Fleet get Football Foundation grant

Gravesend & Northfleet have been awarded a grant by the Football Stadia Improvement Fund, supporters of the Football Foundation, for 50% of the estimated £70,000 cost of rebuilding the Northfleet End, reports www.gnfc.co.uk

This follows previous grants received from the Foundation back in 2001/02 totalling around £146,000 for work on the stadium and pitch.

Chairman Brian Kilcullen, said: "We are delighted to get a grant towards these necessary safety works on the Northfleet End.

"We have had great support from the FSIF in the past and are pleased they have been able to assist us again".

Peter Lee, Chief executive of the FSIF welcomed the investment added: "We are delighted that the FSIF have been able to play a significant role in bringing top class facilities to the players and fans of Gravesend & Northfleet.

"Brian (Kilcullen) and his team deserve immense credit for their hard work and dedication and for creating a bright new future for the club."

Almost £90m has already been invested by the Football Stadia Improvement Fund since its launch in July 2000, funding lower league ground improvements throughout professional and non league game, creating a safe and modern environment for fans and players.

Gravesend & Northfleet v Southport
Nationwide Conference
Saturday 3rd September 2005
Kick Off 12:30pm
at Stonebridge Road, Northfleet