Goole AFC are on the hunt for the next generation of female players after receiving a £6000.00 Grow the Game grant.
The scheme, which is funded by The Football Association and delivered by the Football Foundation, will enable Goole AFC to create 4 new girls teams, providing a significant boost to female participatory opportunities in the town.
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.
Goole AFC chairman Alan Wilson said “We are absolutely delighted to receive this funding from The FA and Football Foundation”.
“This grant will enable us to create four new girls teams in the town, which is absolutely fantastic news for all”.
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.
About The FA
The FA is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and successfully generates enough revenue to support the investment of well over £100m into English football each year. The FA oversees 28 England international teams, across men’s, women’s, youth and disability football, as well as running FA Competitions, including the Emirates FA Cup and SSE Women's FA Cup, and the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium and St. George’s Park, all with a purpose to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation.
About the Football Foundation
As well as Grow the Game, the Football Foundation uses investment from Premier League, The FA and the Government, through Sport England, to provide enhanced sporting facilities across the country. Since 2000, the Foundation has supported over 16,500 grassroots projects worth more than £1.5bn.