BARNSLEY Central MP Dan Jarvis visited a local football club last week to learn more about the club.
AFC Pogmoor was founded in 2011 with a singular team and now consists of 24 teams covering both the men’s and women’s game, spanning several age groups and abilities.
Dan visited the club to see how they and the local community have benefited from Football Foundation funding.
He said: “Football is brilliant for physical and mental health and gives back to the local community.
“It was great to hear about the activity that AFC Pogmoor are doing across age groups in both the men’s and women’s game and to hear about their plans for expansion.
“Grassroots football is the lifeblood of the game, and the funding from the Football Foundation helps provide better pitches, better facilities and ultimately better players.
“AFC Pogmoor’s partnership with the Football Foundation shows just what can be done when the community is involved.
“Without continued funding, towns like ours will miss out on creating stars for the future like Bethany England and John Stones.
“It would be a massive own goal by the government to not fund grassroots football and I will be pushing for them to continue to fund the Football Foundation so it can maintain its support for clubs like AFC Pogmoor.”