Wythenshawe Amateurs win £100,000 “super grant” to get new home
Wythenshawe Amateurs FC can look forward to a new home for the club after winning a £100,000 “super grant”.
The club, which hasn’t had a permanent home or facilities since 1960, was awarded the Budweiser Club Futures Super Grant after getting backing from football fans across the globe in a ballot.
In a statement today, the club thanked the campaign team and supporters who backed their bid.
The spokesman said: “The huge amount of hard work, time and effort put in by volunteers have created a new chapter in our history and words cannot express our gratitude.
“Once again congratulations to everyone, as you guys have helped us launch the first steps to building our new home.”
The Club Futures Super Grant is for non-league English football clubs. Each season, one club is awarded a £100,000 super grant.
The club has three senior teams, 21 Junior teams, three girl’s teams and a women’s team.
Facilities will be offered to local schools, community groups and other teams and it is hoped it will also allow the club to enter the FA Cup.
The Amateurs had already been awarded £50,000 from Budweiser following a bid which attracted praise from Newcastle United Boss Alan Pardew.