A NORTH Tyrone football club has received a substantial cash boost from UEFA to help it rebuild following the damage caused by last year’s flood.
Ardstraw FC has received 57, 860 euros from UEFA’s Fair Play and Social Responsibility Committee to assist with repair work to be carried out at the Vaughan’s Holm grounds.
Back in August the Newtownstewart based facility was engulfed in flood waters which damaged the playing surface, changing rooms and a perimeter fence.
For the past seven months the club has been raising funds to help restore the grounds .
Club chairman Aaron Hempton is delighted that UEFA gave serious consideration to their appeal for aid.
He said: “It is great that European football’s governing body is concerned about a small intermediate club in Northern Ireland and saw fit to give us this award. We are delighted and will use the funding to restore our pitch and clubhouse.”
North West Championship neighbours Institute were awarded 160, 880 euros.