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Football Foundation Grant Success!

Football Foundation Grant Success!

By Admin .
31 May 2014
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Grassroots football at Bosham Football Club has been given a helping hand following a £3,000 Grow the Game grant, from the Football Foundation.


The grant - from the country's largest sports charity - will allow the Robins to create two new teams at under 13 and 16 level in 2014/15, providing new kit, the training of new FA qualified coaches, affiliation and League entry fees, facility hire, CRB checks and first aid kits.

The Premier League and The FA fund the 'Grow the Game' scheme with £1.5m, which is delivered by the Football Foundation. The scheme is designed to increase participation in our national game by helping clubs to meet the essential costs of starting new teams.

The key strength of 'Grow the Game' is that its participation increases are sustainable, creating a solid infrastructure of teams and newly-trained coaches in which new people can start playing the sport.

This year sees a particular emphasis placed on increasing the number of teams and players from the Under-15 age bracket and above, to address the decline in participation that has traditionally occurred as young people leave school and college. The other key focus is on growing the numbers of girls’, women’s and disability teams.

Bosham Chairman, Alan Price, said: "This is fantastic news for the club. Youth is everything for us - the club has a proud tradition of developing younger footballing talent, which we are excited to be able to revive.

"The Football Foundation funding will go a long, long way to achieve this, and will hopefully encourage more young people from around the village to get involved."

Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “Grow the Game has become one of the Foundation’s most popular schemes. This additional funding provided by the Premier League and The FA is excellent news for grassroots clubs seeking to start new teams and get their volunteer coaches qualified with FA coaching badges.

“Congratulations to Bosham for working with the Sussex County FA to secure their £3,000 Grow the Game grant which will increase participation in the region as well as support football development in the area.”

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