The FA have released this statement following the news that the Premier League has committed to additional funding set to help areas of the football community particularly vulnerable following COVID-19.
We welcome the £100m of additional funding which the Premier League today confirmed it would provide over the next four years, to support areas of the football community particularly vulnerable to Covid-19, including over 1,000 clubs in the National League System and women’s and girls’ football.
Mark Bullingham, our Chief Executive Officer, said:
“This increased funding from the Premier League will provide vital support for local football clubs and facilities across the country. These clubs are often the bedrock of their community and run by volunteers who have gone above and beyond in the last year. We thank the Premier League for their positive action which will help the pyramid get back on its feet.”
Sue Campbell, our Director of Women’s Football, said:
“Following an extremely challenging year for the whole of football, and women’s football in particular, this additional funding from the Premier League is fantastic news as we come out of lockdown and as football resumes at all levels. We remain focused on growing participation across the women’s and girls’ game and this provides financial certainty and security, and will play a significant part as we look to build on our achievements of recent years and ensure the game continues to thrive as we emerge from difficult circumstances.”