Bury FC Boys & Girls are on the hunt for the next generation of female players after receiving a £6,000 Grow the Game grant.
The scheme, which is funded by The FA and delivered by the Football Foundation, will enable Bury FC Boys and Girls to create two new U9s girls' teams and two female recreation/walking football teams, providing a significant boost to female participatory opportunities in Bury.
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.
Sian Godwyn-Outten, Community Manager at Bury FC's Trust said, “We at the Trust work hard with key partners such as The FA and the Football Foundation to secure funding to support our local community. We look forward to supporting our grassroots Football Club to help improve the variety of football sessions that can support girls and ladies in Bury.”
Diana Golding, Chairperson at Bury FC Boys and Girls said, "Our club is always trying to improve the offer we give to girls and women in the local community by providing as many opportunities as possible to be involved in football. With this grant from The FA and the Football Foundation, we can push our plans further and continue to enhance our club and the opportunities for girls and women of all ages and abilities.”