Great news for football in Keynsham today, as Keynsham Town Football Club are celebrating receiving funding from the Premier League to help them prepare for the restart of football and safe return of supporters to their stadium.

The Matchday Support Fund grant will help Keynsham Town Football Club put in place measures that will make their ground safer for the 2020/21 season given the challenges caused by COVID-19.

These safety measures will include additional signage on social distancing when entering and inside the ground, temperature checks on arrival, improvements to safety announcement and match day communications with club officials, hand sanitisation stations at key locations around the ground and clear signage on one way systems.

The Matchday Support Fund is managed by the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF), which is financed by the Premier League and supports non-league and Women’s Football Pyramid clubs with the cost of improvements to their grounds.

The Matchday Support Fund follows the recent Pitch and Club Preparation Funds, which saw £8.7m in grants awarded by the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation to prepare the country’s playing surfaces and facilities for the return of football.

Andy Morse, Community and Business Development Officer said: “making the ground safe for our supporters, volunteers, match officials, players and our visitors is our number one priority. This funding will help ensure we can sustain the measure we put in place for everyone’s safety”