Premier League help for AFC Uckfield Town

AFC Uckfield Town image (c) Mike Skinner

AFC Uckfield Town is one of a number of clubs in Wealden who have received funding from the Premier League’s Matchday Support Fund.

Uckfield received a share of £10,000 worth of investment alongside Crowborough Athletic and Hailsham Town.

The funding is to help clubs with required adjustments needed to cater for the return of players and supporters.

Wealden MP Nus Ghani has campaigned for better funding for Wealden’s football teams. Grants were awarded earlier this year through the Pitch Preparation Club. This was used for maintenance work required before matches resumed.

She said, “Wealden’s football clubs play a key role in local communities and are often a starting point for many talented footballers. Grassroots football is at the heart of Wealden sport and I will continue to campaign for improvements to their facilities. I have proudly supported our local clubs with their fundraisers, and I have joined with likeminded MPs to call for an urgent return of non-league football club fans to the stadiums. I am delighted that our Crowborough, Hailsham and Uckfield football clubs will receive this investment from the Premier League, and I look forward to Wealden grassroots football to resume fully.”