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Swale Borough Council Grants £6,000 Towards a New Boiler for Faversham Strike Force FC

Written by on 29 July 2020

Players at Faversham Strike Force Football Club could soon have a new LPG boiler thanks to £6,000 grant from Swale Borough Council.

The club, which uses the club house and changing facilities at King George V Recreation Ground in Faversham, will have reliable hot water and heating once the new boiler has been installed.

The new, energy-efficient LPG boiler will replace the current electric convection system, which is unreliable, expensive to run and extremely inefficient.

The new system will deliver 97 per cent energy and cost efficiencies, making it more reliable for those who are using it, cheaper for the club to run and better for the environment.

Cllr Roger Truelove, leader at the council, said:

“We are pleased to contribute £6,000 to help fund a new energy-efficient LPG heating system for Faversham Strike Force Football Club.

“More than 400 footballers and almost 100 volunteers use the facilities alongside parents and visitors to the club, and reliable hot water has never been more important with increased cleaning schedules since the outbreak of COVID-19.

“Now that the country is moving out of the nationwide lockdown, providing a safe and inviting environment for people to be active and to socialise safely is vital.

“We set up the special projects fund to improve environment and recreational facilities across the borough with a number of Faversham projects benefitting.

“Now more than ever we want people to have access to facilities they can enjoy and be a part of around the borough and supporting Faversham Strike Force Football Club is one of the many things we’re doing to upgrade facilities for our residents.

Lee Suter, Club Development Officer at Faversham Strike Force Football Club, said:

“We are over the moon with the grant from Swale Council.

“Not only will it save us money thanks to reduced energy costs, but the players will have reliable hot water and visitors to the clubhouse can stay warm.

“Alongside this investment from Swale Council, we’ve applied for funding from the KCC Capital Grant Fund and the European Environmental Fund and hope to install the new system in time for the colder months once we’ve secured the rest of the funding.”