County Community Foundation is delighted with the Football Foundation offering
a Grow the Game grant from the FA of £1,500 towards setting up a new Stockport
County adult girl’s/women’s disability football team.
The grant, which
will provide a boost to grassroots disability football in Stockport, has paved
the way for the Community Foundation to further enhance their disability
programme in the development of a new adult girl’s/women’s team. Over the forthcoming
season they will encourage new players by holding taster coaching sessions and girl’s
disability festivals at the monthly Ability Counts Adult Disability Tournaments
and provide the opportunity for competitive matches against other girl’s teams.
Grow the Game
is a programme funded by The FA and delivered by the Football Foundation. It awards
grants to grassroots football clubs that wish to create new teams, especially
amongst under-represented groups.
Disability Officer for the Community Foundation said:
“We would like to
say a big thankyou to the Football Foundation for their generous Grow The Game
grant of £1,500 towards our new County adult girl’s/women’s disability team.
Currently, the few female players we have in the club play as part of the adult
male team in the monthly Cheshire FA Ability Counts League. This funding is
invaluable as it gives us a massive opportunity to help “Grow The Game” in
girls/women’s disability football locally. The Club is working extremely hard
with the Cheshire FA and the Football Foundation to
give more local players living with a disability the opportunity to get
involved in the game.”
If you know
anyone who would like to access the Stockport County Community Foundations
Disability Football Project, please contact Adrian Bates on 0161 286 8888 (option
3) or email firstname.lastname@example.org