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Volume 406: debated on Wednesday 11 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much funding in (a) 2000–01, (b) 2001–02 and (c) 2002–03 from the (i) Exchequer and (ii) Lottery was given to football teams who are not playing in a UK league. [117121]

Derry City Football Club is the only football team based in Northern Ireland which has been allocated funding by the Sports Council for Northern Ireland. The club have been awarded funding as follows:

Exchequer Funding
Safe Sports Grounds Programme
Major Works9,724
Urgent Works25,000
Safety Management1,5406,2704,560

Football Development Centre Programme

In addition Derry FC received £52,164 towards the establishment of a Football Development Centre.

Lottery Funding

Derry City has not been allocated any Lottery Funding.