11 clubs across Middlesex have been successful in their application for the Football Foundation’s Grow the Game fund, in connection with The Football Association.
The grants, which total a substantial £34.5k, will be distributed across the County to help clubs generate new teams in underrepresented groups.
The key focus was to create new female teams to grow the provision for those between U7 and Open Aged teams as well as disability teams across Middlesex, with each team being granted up to £1500. With the funding that The Football Foundation has awarded, Middlesex is set to see over 20 new teams created.
Lynsey Edwards (Head of Participation and Development); “It’s fantastic that 11 of our clubs have been awarded such a substantial amount of funding. We’re excited to see the new teams they can develop within two of our priority areas, women and girls game and disability football.”
This grant enables clubs to have the opportunity to grow themselves as well as the profile on the Women's game. This comes at the same time as The FA have rebranded the top flight of the female game. Take a look here. The vision is to make more and more people, male and female, aware of the game and the opportunities within it – on and off the pitch.
The 11 clubs, who have two months to accept the offer, which will benefit from the funding, are:
Actonians Ladies FC
Brentford FC Community Sports Trust
CP Hampton FC
Denham United Ladies
Harlesden Chasers FC
Hinton & Finchley Revolution Girls Academy
NEW LONDON LIONESSES FC
Staines Lammas Youth FC
West London Community Sports
For more information on the Grow the Game scheme, please visit the Football Foundation's website.
Please note that applications for the 2018 round of the grant are now closed. If you are interested in applying in future rounds, please make Kelly Hancock, Football Development Officer at Middlesex FA, aware by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Note that both existing and new clubs will be eligible to apply, so long as they fit the Football Foundation’s criteria.