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Huncoat United footballers feeling grand with a grant
Grassroots football in Accrington has been given a helping hand following a £5,000 Grow the Game grant, from the Football Foundation, the country’s largest sports charity.
The grant will allow Huncoat United Junior FC to develop and prepare the older boys as they move into the under 18’s category as well as additional teams including a girls and women’s team, ages yet to be defined.
Furthermore Huncoat are also investigating the possibility to run workshops and training sessions for children with various disabilities and special needs.
The Grant would free up club funds enabling the training for coaches to meet the standards required.
Grow the Game funding increases participation in our national game by helping clubs to provide opportunities for new players, or training volunteers to support new players and teams.
The programme is delivered in partnership with all of the 46 County FAs and funded by The FA.
So far Grow the Game has awarded 874 separate grants worth around £4.2m to grassroots football clubs. Analysis of the monitoring and evaluation so far predicts that this will result in the creation of 3,791 brand new football teams competing in FA-affiliated leagues, 72,872 new players participating each week and 10,959 new qualifications or courses being completed.
The key strength of Grow the Game is that its participation increases are sustainable rather than transient. Its grants create a solid infrastructure of teams and newly-trained coaches in which new people can start playing the sport, rather than simply providing temporary activity sessions, which are then vulnerable to drops in participation once the programme ends.
Robert Graham, fund raising officer, said: “The Football Foundation Grant will allow us to apply our innovative and exciting plans for local grassroots football in Accrington and to embrace all forms of football to all children within the area.
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