FOOTBALLERS of Sandhurst Town Boys and Girls FC are celebrating the announcement of a £262,375 funding package from the Football Foundation, the nation's largest sports charity.

This award will allow the ambitious club to replace its existing worn out changing rooms by providing a modern sports complex, including changing facilities for women; two match officials' rooms and a social and coaching area.

All changing rooms will include integral showers and toilets. It is hoped these new facilities will boost participation in the area, particularly amongst the town's women and girl players.

The remainder of the project funding will be made up of generous contributions from Bracknell Forest Council, Sandhurst Town Council and Marks & Spencer.

Sandhurst Chairman, Phil Sigley, said: "This has been a marathon task for the club over ten years. The club and the town will greatly benefit from this improved scheme which gives possibilities for growth and provides a platform from which we can improve the quality of the service that we offer.

"Chris Smith at Sandhurst Town Council has provided input and guidance and also our Club Development committee, chaired by Peter Morris, has done a brilliant job in taking us to FA Charter Standard status. This will give confidence to the many volunteers upon whom we rely."