THE constituency of the Vale of Clwyd will be receiving a total of £279,486 to invest in grassroots sports facilities.

In the latest round of Levelling Up funding, a number of clubs in the constituency benefit.

Prestatyn Athletic JFC have been awarded a £14,750.60 grant towards a £21,072.28 project to improve facilities.

The money will be used towards a mower, goals, and grounds maintenance equipment.


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Rhyl Hearts JFC, meanwhile, have received an £18,970.31 grant towards a £24,188.01 project for goalposts and grounds maintenance equipment.

Rhuddlan Town JFC are also celebrating having been awarded a £24,340.00 grant towards a £32,340.00 project which will be used towards grass pitch maintenance equipment.

Meliden FC have also received a grant, £221,424.84 towards a £276,781.82 project, which will be used for a grass pitch upgrade.

Dr James Davies, MP for Vale of Clwyd, said: “There is a clear link between feeling your best, both mentally and physically, and exercising regularly.

“That is why I welcome the news that the Conservative Government are helping people across the Vale of Clwyd get active by investing a further £279,486 into our grassroots sports facilities.

“The Government is sticking to its plan to make sure everyone can access the facilities they need to live an active and healthy lifestyle, ensuring a brighter future for all.

“We plan to get 3.5 million more people across the country active by 2030, including one million young people.

“This funding will be of huge benefit here in the Vale of Clwyd and contribute towards levelling up the area.”

Secretary of Meliden FC, David Hobson, said: "The pitch is in a dire state so this work, which will start in two weeks, will bring it up to a standard which will enable it to be used by the wider community.

"Currently, because of its poor state, it is used by just the men's team, but we are hoping once the work is complete we can open the doors to women and junior teams, too.

"It is an exciting time for the club and this work would not have been possible without this funding.”