Footballing legend Kenny Dalglish today announced that he will be heading a UK wide search for two lucky football clubs to win a 90 day makeover costing up to Â£50,000.
To enter, applicants must state clearly why they think their club merits the Â£50,000 funding and demonstrate how this donation would be used for the good of the club. So if your pitch is beginning to look more like a beach than somewhere you'd play football, or your clubhouse is looking less and less accommodating as each season goes by, then Dalglish wants to hear from you at www.footballpools.com.
This exciting program comes courtesy of The Football Pools who is celebrating its 90th season. As the oldest and most popular football gaming company in the World, The Football Pools has always been committed to leaving a lasting legacy, not only for its millions of winning customers, but also through its support of good causes. Over Â£1.1 billion in donations have been made by The Football Pools to sport, the arts and charitable initiatives across its 90 years and can be seen through new and rebuilt stadiums in all parts of the UK - from Huddersfield, Sunderland, Reading and Bolton to Chester, Derby, Inverness, Livingston and Scotland's Hampden Park - none of which would have been built in the 1980s and 1990s without Football Pools assistance.
"It is a great honour to be figure heading such an amazing program," said Dalglish, who made 355 appearances for Liverpool between 1977 and 1990. "The 90 Day Community Challenge is another example of The Football Pools' endless work to help improve the beautiful game whilst changing the lives of those involved in it."
The closing date for entries is Wednesday, 28th November. The Football Pools panelists Gordon Banks, Roger Hunt, Tony Green; Sportech Director of Corporate Affairs Richard Boardley and StreetGames Chief Executive Jane Ashworth will select the two winning entries.
Once the two clubs have been selected, the UK Charity StreetGames and Football Pools partner will provide each club with a project manager and all work will be completed within a 90 day period in line with The Football Pools - In the 90th campaign.
"We're really excited about the 90 Day Community Challenge," said Richard Boardley. "Over the last four decades, we've donated hundreds of millions of pounds into the game and this latest program will provide that essential lifeline for grass roots football clubs to re-build, modernise and enable them to serve their communities to an even greater degree. We are looking forward to reading through the applications, picking the winners and overseeing the successful delivery and management of two refurbished football clubs."
To enter your football club into the 90 Day Community Challenge visit www.footballpools.com