FA Chairman visits proposed new HQ

David Bernstein, Chairman of the Football Association with players from Handsworth Junior Sporting Club
David Bernstein, Chairman of the Football Association with players from Handsworth Junior Sporting Club
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THE chairman of the Football Association paid a visit to the site of the proposed new £4 million home of Sheffield & Hallamshire FA at the former Westfield school in Mosborough.

David Bernstein said he was impressed to see the plans which will provide facilities for football, rugby, and American football.

Mr Bernstein said: “I think the site is absolutely fantastic, and, having had the pleasure of looking at the plans with people from the Sheffield & Hallamshire FA, I think the whole scheme is absolutely brilliant for both football and the whole community.

“Cuts in the budgets of local authorities means that sport has suffered. At a time like this the Westfield project is needed as a facility, not only for football but for society in general.”

The chairman watched Mosborough Girls take on Wickersley Youth and chatted with parents and volunteers on the touchline.

Then it was off to Handsworth Sporting Club’s Oliver’s Mount ground where he was shown plans to develop the site to allow the first team to continue to grow.

Handsworth Sporting Club has 21 youth and two adult teams, an offers men’s and women’s football.

The first-team, which was only formed in 2003, is bordering on turning semi-professional.