England Manager Gareth Southgate congratulates One Touch Football on their funding success
One Touch Football are celebrating after being awarded a £6000.00 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 the local area, has paved the way for One Touch Football to expand their programme and offer a mixed gender football club.
England Men’s Senior Manager and Football Foundation Ambassador, Gareth Southgate, said: “I am so pleased that One Touch Football has secured this Grow the Game grant. The club has worked very hard with Leicestershire & Rutland FA and the Football Foundation to get more local people 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.
Glenn Vaughan, head coach said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for children of to come along to our participation sessions with hope to represent us as a club. We will be expanding our football club and setting up girls only football teams in the near future.
If your child is looking to participate then we encourage all participants to join us!”
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