“I am so pleased that Camberley Town Youth has secured this Grow the Game grant. The club has worked very hard with Surrey FA and the Football Foundation to get more local girls playing football so that they can enjoy the many physical and mental benefits ”
Camberley Town Youth are celebrating after being awarded a £3,000 Grow the Game grant, something that has attracted praise from England Manager Gareth Southgate.
The grant, which will provide a boost to grassroots football in Camberley, has paved the way for Camberley Town Youth to continue to grow Girls football by creating new entry teams at U11 for players, training facilities, equipment and to create opportunities for Female coaches to train and develop.
England Men’s Senior Manager and Football Foundation Ambassador, Gareth Southgate, said: “I am so pleased that Camberley Town Youth has secured this Grow the Game grant. The club has worked very hard with Surrey FA and the Football Foundation to get more local girls playing football so that they can enjoy the many physical and mental benefits that come with playing regular sport.
“Grow the Game is mainly funded by The FA and delivered by the Football Foundation. This is money that is flowing from the very top of the game down to the lowest levels, to help clubs at the grassroots to bear the cost of starting up a new team, whether it be for a new kit, pitch hire or sending volunteers on FA accredited coaching courses.”
Grow the Game is a £2.5m programme funded by The FA and the Football Foundation. It awards grants to grassroots football clubs that wish to create new teams, especially amongst under-represented groups.
£1,500 is available to help FA-affiliated clubs with the cost of creating a new team, which might include the cost FA coaching courses; FA league affiliation costs; referees’ fees; first aid kits; and even football kit & equipment.
Barrie Funnell, Club Chairman, said: We are very grateful to The Football Foundation in supporting us to continue to grow girls football that is an important part of our development plan.
Updated 15:26 - 23 Feb 2018 by Barrie Funnell