Barrow could receive a whole host of new football facilities.

This comes following the Football Foundation set up a Local Football Facility Plan for the area.

The Football Foundation is commissioned by the FA, Premier League and Sport England.

Its plan has proposed a programme of projects for potential investment that will transform Barrow’s football facilities.

Two full six 3G football pitches and two changing rooms, pavilions or clubhouses are included in the proposal.

Walney School and Barrow AFC’s Holker Street have been highlighted as two possible locations for new 3G pitches.

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Furthermore, the LFFP has requested the improvement of ten grass pitches and creation of four small sided facilities.

Ormsgill Lane Recreation Ground has been recommended for small side facilities, changing room facilities and an improved grass pitch.

Biggar Bank has been listed as an area suitable for an improved pitch and changing room.

An improved pitch has also been recommended for Vickerstown FC, whereas small sided facilities are urged for Hindpool Urban Park and Walney MUGA.

Despite this, there is no guarantee the LFFP can ensure that these projects will come to life.

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However, as a result of this, the Football Foundation and the Lancashire County FA will provide support for application processes.

Each application will have to show that it will deliver key participation, is a sustainable facility and show suitable match-funding.

Barrow’s LFFP was prepared by Knight, Kavanagh and Page with support from partners.

These partners include the FA, Active Cumbria, Barrow Borough Council and Barrow AFC Community Trust.

The national funding partners have significantly increased investment.

Direct investment will be raised, initially to £69 million per annum from football and government.

The LFFP will guide the allocation of 90% of national funds.

It is hoped this will deliver more and better football facilities for the grassroots game.