Girls Development Training with Gedling Southbank Coaches

Gedling Southbank's Funding Success

Lionesses star Danielle Carter delighted by Gedling Southbank’s funding success!

Lionesses star Danielle Carter delighted by Gedling Southbank’s funding success

England Women and Arsenal striker Danielle Carter has praised Grow the Game and Gedling Southbank FC following the award of a £4500 grant over the next 3 years from The FA.

The grant, which will provide a boost to grassroots female football in the Gedling Borough of Nottingham, has paved the way for Gedling Southbank to continue introducing girls football teams from aged 8 upwards over the next couple of years. The impact of this is expected to bring up to 40 new players into football together with 6 new coaches and other parent volunteers to help run the new teams

Danielle said: “I would like to congratulate Gedling Southbank on working with the Football Foundation and Nottinghamshire 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 the new teams 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.

Ken Steele, Vice Chairman of Gedling Southbank, said: “I can’t thank the Football Foundation and Nottinghamshire FA enough for their support over the years in helping us set up both our boys and girls sections at development level (aged 7/8 plus). This has enabled the club to provide a lifetime opportunity to play football throughout the ages for a grassroots community club. Their financial assistance makes forming young teams both affordable and manageable as they set off on their football journey.”

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