New FEMALE teams to be created through Grow the Game Funding
Grow the game funding allocated to support new female teams!
4 clubs from the East Riding have been successful in obtaining Grow the Game Funding from the Football Foundation
The 4 clubs will develop a total of 7 teams over the next few years.
The Grow the Game funding delivered by the Football Foundation, first launched in 2010 offers grants to grassroots football clubs that wish to create new teams. This year applications were accepted from those clubs wanting to start;
• Women and Girls Teams
• Disability teams
Grow the Game grants help to reduce the costs associated with starting new grassroots football teams by making £1,500 available for each that a club creates. Expenditure that the funding can help a club pay for includes: FA coaching courses; FA league affiliation costs; referees’ fees; first aid kits; and even football kit and equipment through a bespoke voucher.
This funding will help grow new teams and provide girls with more opportunities to get involved in local grassroots football.
New teams will be created at: AFC Preston, Hall Road Rangers, Pelican Rangers and Hull United AFC.
This growth of new teams will support the County FA and the FA with delivering on the Game Plan for Growth and help to move towards the target of doubling female participation by 2020.
For more information on Women and Girls football please contact Kirsty.firstname.lastname@example.org