Football Foundation Grant for Two New Girls Teams
FC Aztec are on the hunt for the next generation of female players after receiving £3000 Grow the Game grant over the next 3 years.
The scheme, which is funded by The Football Association [The FA] and delivered by the Football Foundation, will enable FC Aztec to create 2 new girls teams at the under 8 and under 11 age groups and hopefully an under 9s team also, providing a significant boost to female participatory opportunities in Rothwell and surrounding areas.
The Grow the Game scheme sees grants of £1,500 awarded to community football clubs wishing to create new teams, especially amongst under-represented groups.
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.
Simon Burgess the club secretary said:
"This is a great opportunity for FC Aztec to help in the growth of the girls' game in our county and the country as a whole.
"There are some very talented young female footballers out there, but they need the opportunity to show their abilities and prove that the game we all love is not only for boys. We’ve been without any girls' teams at Aztec for a couple of years now but the FA's Wildcats centres which has helped to increase girl's participation in the game has given us the chance to create the 2 teams and fingers crossed hopefully a third. The funding we’ll receive from the football foundation will help to cover the expenses the club will incur for getting these girls involved with football."
About Grow the Game
Grow the Game is delivered by the Football Foundation, the nation’s largest sports charity, and funded by The FA Last year, 479 clubs were awarded grants by the Foundation to support:
- 1 140 new female teams
- 230 new disability teams
- 13 739 female footballers
- 3 770 disabled footballers
- 1 787 new coaching qualifications
Since it was launched in 2010, the Grow the Game scheme has supported the growth of more than 14 000 teams.
Published: 11 June 2019