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12 hours ago

RT @FoL_Beacon: £15 OFFER EXTENDED! We have decided to extend our £15 pitch offer on our 5 aside 3G pitches until Sunday 1st July. 1st t…

14 hours ago

RT @alydixon262: Toughest 10k I've ever done!! WELL DONE to everyone who ran, you definitely earned those t-shirts! https://t.co/miqTCr3SQQ

14 hours ago

RT @Ryan_Doneathy: Played fives at the Beacon of Light today for the first time. Taken aback by how impressive a venue it is. Brilliant to…

14 hours ago

RT @PatersonKellie: Another run ticked off with @patwallace1968 sunny and hilly but enjoyed it none the less. @SAFCFoL lambton run @Dkfs16

14 hours ago

THANK YOU to everyone who took part in the @LambtonRun 10k and 3k today! Results will be published on… https://t.co/FfCcJSCs1F

16 hours ago

Best of luck for your wedding day Dan! https://t.co/aiGwSXCgxQ

16 hours ago

🥇CONGRATULATIONS to @LambtonRun 10k winner Oliver James and first placed female @alydixon262! #LambtonRun https://t.co/o9Z8z9wOm8

16 hours ago

The view our @LambtonRun 10k and 3k runners will have as they reach the final straight! #LambtonRun https://t.co/KnaRssIVA1

17 hours ago

RT @PumasFutsalClub: The next step for our futsal family has arrived. We are proud to connect with the @FoL_Beacon @SAFCFoL + the city of…

17 hours ago

... And they’re off! Good luck everyone! #LambtonRun https://t.co/oBCUV0O0oN

17 hours ago

Our @LambtonRun 10k runners are at the starting line ... #LambtonRun https://t.co/fSPdvU1OwR

19 hours ago

Need directions to the @LambtonRun? Details below! 👇 https://t.co/6L1ZaTxa7W

19 hours ago

On the day registrations open at 8.30am this Sunday with the runs starting at 10am (10k) and 10.15am (3k) prompt!… https://t.co/cjUfCjaesI

19 hours ago

RT @PatersonKellie: @lambton run today with @patwallace1968 for @SAFCFoL wishing you were with us @Dkfs16 @andybrown0172

19 hours ago

We’re at the magnificent Lambton Estate for the @LambtonRun ready to welcome our 10k and 3k runners! #LambtonRun https://t.co/dUTj3HZnyA

Jun 23

RT @FolClub: Our u18 team for the 18/19 season are looking for new players. Training will be at @FoL_Beacon mid week with league games play…

Jun 23

RT @FoL_Beacon: Great start to our first official weekend with some of our @manvfat players getting in some extra practice, our SaturdayFC…

Jun 23

RT @FoL_Beacon: Delighted to welcome @LumleyLadies to the Beacon this morning! ⚽️ https://t.co/Fd84grPaHh

Jun 22

RT @FoL_Beacon: Great atmosphere at Imagine Table Tennis Club at the Beacon tonight with @TableTennisENG number 3 ranked Joshua Weatherby a…

Beacon receives Premier League and FA funding boost

The ambitious Beacon of Light project has been handed a funding boost as part of a multi-million pound grant awarded towards grassroots facility projects across the whole of the North East and Yorkshire.

The Beacon, to be built next to Sunderland Aquatic Centre, will be the first of its kind in the UK, housing education and training facilities with an indoor football pitch and more pitches outside.

The striking cube-shaped Beacon, which will welcome over 300,000 visitors through it’s doors each year, has been included in the latest round of funding from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund which also assists in the financial cost of building or refurbishing facilities from floodlit third generation (3G) football pitches and changing pavilions to smaller grants for vital improvements of replacing unsafe goalposts and purchasing maintenance equipment.

This grant represents a huge step in improving access to sport for youngsters and adults across the North East and will have a massive impact on the growth and development of grassroots sport in our region.

We are incredibly proud to have been awarded this grant from the Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund and it will directly contribute to establishing the Beacon of Light as a nationally renowned centre for sport.

Lesley Spuhler, Foundation of Light CEO

Sport Minister Tracey Crouch added: “Improving grassroots football facilities is vital to help us get more people involved in the game and nurture our future football stars. This latest investment from the Premier League, FA and Government, will benefit community football across the country in locations that need it most.

Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore added: “The Football Foundations underlying strategy of delivering quality community facilities where they are needed most and can be best utilised is something the Premier League has long-supported.

“Creating opportunities for young people to play football and get involved with other sports is incredibly important to developing a taste for sport and exercise and all the ancillary benefits that brings to life. It also forges stronger bonds between communities and the professional football clubs sustained by them.”

The award winning Foundation of Light was established in 2001 and uses the power of football to involve, educate and inspire. One of the largest and leading sports charities in the UK, it has an excellent track record of working with 40,000 course registrants every year.

Structurally and financially independent of Sunderland AFC, the Foundation has been the architect of its own success raising over £4 million every year to deliver life changing and pioneering programmes across the region.

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THANK YOU to everyone who took part in the @LambtonRun 10k and 3k today! Results will be published on… https://t.co/FfCcJSCs1F


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