1966 Legacy Award

FA launches wide-ranging programme to mark 1966 anniversary

Fifty years on from England’s proudest football moment when skipper...

It will also use the milestone to outline its current and future approach to delivering international success – as well as the development of the game at every level.

"30 July 1966 was a pinnacle point not just in our football history, but as a nation," says Martin Glenn, FA chief executive. "Our patron Her Majesty the Queen – now in her 90th year – presenting the late, great Bobby Moore with the Jules Rimet trophy at Wembley was one of the high points of a memorable decade.

"It’s absolutely fitting that we should mark the moment – as well as the players and management team who took us to this ultimate success. We must also acknowledge the clubs and stadiums around the country that more than played their part in joining with The FA to host such a successful tournament.

"Equally, as the custodians of the game in this country, it’s vital we use the power of the anniversary as a platform to communicate The FA’s current activities and future plans. We all want to repeat the high of 1966 – across the men’s and women’s games."

To ensure the anniversary has a future legacy, The FA has made 66 awards of £1,966 each to community projects at football grassroots level.

Westmorland County FA have used this funding to reduce the affiliation fees of leagues and clubs by 50%. Westmorland County FA would like to thank all our clubs and particularly volunteers who have worked hard through a challenging season particularly after Storm Desmond damaged so many pitches and facilities.

Peter Ducksbury (Chief Executive) at Westmorland County FA added “The use of this funding in this way is showing our appreciation to all our clubs rather than just supporting a single project. We are very grateful to The FA for their continued support “

Once again thanks for your hard work in 2015/16 and we look forward to working with you in 2016/17.

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