FC Castlethorpe Youth score FA funding and on lookout for next generation of female players

FC Castlethorpe Youth are on the hunt for the next generation of female players after receiving a £3000 Grow the Game grant.

The scheme, which is funded by The Football Association and delivered by the Football Foundation, will enable FC Castlethorpe Youth to create TWO new teams for girls who are currently in school years 3-6, providing a significant boost to female participatory opportunities in Milton Keynes.

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.

David Pears, Coach and Club Welfare Officer said, “This grant from The Football Foundation/Football Association will enable us to provide more young girls with the opportunity to play football in Milton Keynes. The FIFA Women’s World Cup in France has caught the imagination of girls and is inspiring them to give it a go.”

Anyone looking for more information can do so by contacting David Pears on 07775898480 or on david@fccastlethorpe.co.uk. Alternatively, the club’s chair Mark Cowlin is available at 07554012528 or on e-mail via mark@fccastlethorpe.co.uk, while club secretary Chris Granger is to be found at 07801813342 or at cwjgranger@gmail.com.

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