Beckley Rangers are on the hunt for the next generation of female players after receiving a £3,000 Grow the Game grant.
The scheme, which is funded by the Football Association (FA) and delivered by the
Football Foundation, will hopefully enable Beckley Rangers to create more girls’
teams (from age 5-11 years), providing a significant boost to female participation
opportunities in Rye, Hawkhurst and the surrounding areas.
The Grow the Game scheme sees grants of £1,500 awarded to community football clubs wishing to create new teams, especially this year, funding was made available for clubs looking to create new female and disability football teams, which can assist towards the costs of FA coaching courses; FA league affiliation costs; referees’ fees; first-aid kits; football kit and equipment.
Scott Mason, Beckley Club Chairman, said: “It is great that the FA and the Football Foundation are finally giving out grants to help clubs like ours so we can encourage girls to play football. The money will help us to pay for facility hire, equipment and to train parents to become coaches, so we can continue to provide a place for girls to play football.”
If you would like your daughter to join one of the training sessions, contact Pauline Fillmore, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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