Bromley FC will go head to head against five other football clubs to bid for a £25k bursary next week, after being shortlisted for an award in recognition of its contributions in the community,

The club was shortlisted for its efforts during the pandemic, which saw members engaged in food and essential drop offs for supporters and members of the community as well as donations to local foodbanks.

It has also operated a Community Support Careline, aimed at helping the elderly and vulnerable within the local community.

Bromley FC’s clubhouse improvement plans will also enable it to increase the use of its facilities among local community groups.

The club will compete against Pontefract Collieries and Gosport Borough FC in the Buildbase FA Trophy category as part of the bid to win the bursary.

Next Tuesday (April 20), the club will go up against its competitors to pitch their plans for the money of judges from Buildbase and the FA.

Paul Roche, managing director of Buildbase said: "Postponed or cancelled games, and clubs having to get used to the new restrictions have resulted in hardship.

"But we’ve also heard about the incredible support these clubs have been able to give to their communities and this is what this award is all about.

"These six clubs have already done so well to get this far. I look forward to hearing about their plans and potential for future success."