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Newcastle United Foundation to deliver disability sport facility after UEFA investment

Newcastle United Foundation has received a second contribution of €50,000 from UEFA Foundation to support the creation of an outstanding facility for disability sport.

UEFA Foundation for Children’s donation will help support Newcastle United Foundation – which works with close to 1500 children and adults on its disability programme – and its redevelopment of Murray House into a state-of-the art facility for young people just a goal-kick away from St. James’ Park.

Newcastle United Foundation deputy head Sarah Medcalf said: “This is a historic project for the Foundation and we’re delighted to have UEFA Foundation – which provides support for projects all over the world – alongside us to help make it happen.

“Our disability programme has gone from strength-to-strength and we will continue to offer children and adults, who haven’t always had the right opportunities, a safe environment to develop and enjoy football.

“UEFA Foundation’s work has been inspirational and they share the same mission as we do, to help people be more active, to learn, to be more employable, to make connections and to reach their potential.”

UEFA Foundation for Children general secretary Urs Kluser added: “We are delighted to be enhancing the support we are providing the Newcastle United Foundation for their new ambitious and revolutionary facility and look forward to seeing its development over the coming months.”

The foundation will begin construction at Murray House in September 2020, with doors opening September 2021.