Boreham Wood FC have completed works on their new turnstiles, thanks to a four thousand, four hundred and seventy pound grant from the Premier League through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF), the largest funders of non-league football in the country.
The funding gives Meadow Park improved supporter entrance in to the stadium, replacing its old broken turnstiles, some of which were installed over 40 years before.
Funded with £5.2m each year from the Premier League, the FSIF is the country’s largest provider of grants towards projects that help improve the comfort and safety of lower league football grounds in both the professional and amateur game. These improvements range from new football stands and turnstiles to floodlighting and improved provision for disabled supporters.
Matthew Hunter, BWFC General Manager, said: “The club has always received great support from the Football Foundation, whether that be for our 3G astro pitch installed in 2003, our new perimeter fencing installed in 2009 or even our fabulous new stand opened last season by Arsene Wenger, Ivan Gazidis and Arsenal Football Club”…”I am very pleased that the new turnstiles needed are now installed and grateful for the support given once again by the Football Foundation, through their Football Stadia Improvement Fund”..
Peter McCormick OBE, Chairman of the Football Stadia Improvement Fund, said: “It is a fundamental principle that clubs should be able to progress competitively and not be hindered because of unsatisfactory facilities, so naturally I am pleased to see that this £4,470k grant will go towards the new turnstile project at Boreham Wood FC.
The work of the FSIF is only possible because of the generous support of the Premier League and this investment is a further example of funding which will help to improve supporters’ experience of watching the game.” watching the game.”