Football: Sacred Heart facility reopens

Date published: 07 December 2017

Rochdale Sacred Heart FC reopened one of its pitches on Tuesday following work carried out to repair damage caused by Storm Desmond in late 2015.

Funding came via a grant from the Emergency Football Relief Fund.

Tony Kershaw, Development Officer for Rochdale Sacred Heart FC, said: “Without this funding, we would not have been able to start up our youth academy section that today supports 30 grassroots footballers between the ages of 16 and 19-years-old.”

Roger De Nobrega, Chief Executive of the Lancashire FA, said: “This is great news for Rochdale Sacred Heart FC and we are pleased to hear that the funding received has enabled the club to reopen and provide football opportunities in the local community once again.”

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