England Women and Arsenal striker Danielle Carter has praised Grow the Game and Aylesbury United Ladies & Girls FC following the award of a £4,500 grant from The FA.
The grant, which will provide a boost to grassroots female football in Aylesbury, has paved the way for Aylesbury United Ladies & Girls to create three new U9 and U10 teams over the next two seasons. The grant will be invested in new equipment and the training of coaches to gain their FA Level 1 qualification.
Danielle said: “I would like to congratulate Aylesbury United Ladies & Girls on working with the Football Foundation and Berks & Bucks FA to secure a Grow the Game grant. Playing in an all-female team from a young age was key to my development, so I am delighted that there will be more opportunities for women and girls in the local area and wish Aylesbury United Ladies & Girls good luck during their debut season!”
Grow the Game is a programme funded by The FA and delivered by the Football Foundation. It awards grants to grassroots football clubs wishing to create new teams, especially amongst under-represented groups.
This year, £1,500 was made available for clubs looking to create new female and disability football teams to help towards the costs of FA coaching courses; FA league affiliation costs; referees’ fees; first aid kits; football kit and equipment.
Debs Hewes, Club Chair, said: “We are delighted to be awarded the Grow the Game grant. We’ve seen the interest in girls’ football increasing every season and with the help of the Football Foundation we will be able to offer even more girls the opportunity to play football.”
Are you aged 7-11 and interested in playing football? Aylesbury United Ladies & Girls are offering free training sessions over the summer holidays on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at The Mandeville School, Ellen Road, Aylesbury, HP21 8ES. For more information, visit: www.aulgfc.com, email: email@example.com or call/text: 07904 011007.