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Long Sutton Athletic receive £750 'Stay in the Game' grant from Football Association

The chairman of Long Sutton Athletic says he is delighted after investment from The FA secured the club’s long-term future.

The London Road-based club have been awarded a grant from The FA’s Stay in the Game scheme to help aid the club’s retention of its adult male players, giving them the financial support to cover the costs incurred by grassroots clubs.

The scheme is funded by The FA and delivered by the Football Foundation, with grants of £750 awarded to existing clubs in order to boost financial sustainability and allow clubs to continue offering playing opportunities in organised football.

The newly-formed Long Sutton AFC 3rd team. (15142803)
The newly-formed Long Sutton AFC 3rd team. (15142803)

The grants can be used towards match day, training facility hire and league affiliation costs, as well as covering match day subs for individuals that aren’t able to afford their regular match fees.

Sutton chairman Paul Preston said: “The Football Foundation grant will boost financial sustainability to and help secure the long term future of our club.”

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