TADCASTER Albion have been given a grant of almost £25,000 to support the “essential repairs” to the i2i Stadium and its clubhouse.

The grant has come from the Premier League, the Football Association and the Government’s Football Foundation and looks to help the club following its devastating four floods which it suffered and saw the club’s future up in the air.

At its worst, the football ground was up to 1.5 metres under water.

Tadcaster were unable to play at their home ground for over a month due to the damage before returning to the stadium in, what would ultimately prove to be, their final match of the season against Workington after the season was null and voided.

The Northern Premier League north/west division side will be able to replace the floor and wall finishes as a result of the grant, as well as fixing key electrical items, making roof repairs and redecoration.

It will also make it possible for the club to repair the electrical wiring to its floodlights, which was submerged several times under the flood water. New fencing will also be added to those areas which bore the brunt of the force of the flooding.

£24,982 is the exact figure that has been given to the club.

Andy Charlesworth, Tadcaster Albion’s chairman, expressed his delight at receiving the grant.

“Football is vitally important to the local community here as well as the players and volunteers who help run the club,” he said. “We have been in existence since 1892 and at the current stadium for 60 years.

“To receive this funding from the Premier League, the FA and the Government through the Football Foundation means a lot to us, as it will help us continue to represent the town.”

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