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BRADWELL
BOMBERS
TARGET NEW
BOYS’ AND
GIRLS’ TEAMS
Bradwell Bombers FC scored a direct hit with a
successful £5,000 application to the Foundation’s
GtG scheme and will create at least two new teams
a year with the funding.
The grant will create new boys’ and girls’ teams for
the club, engaging youngsters in the area into our
national game.
Bradwell Bombers FC expects par ticipation at the
club to grow significantly, from just over 220 already
par ticipating, to at least 280.
In addition, Bradwell Bombers, who worked on the
GtG application with the Staffordshire FA, will now
be able to train 12 additional FA qualified coaches,
thus improving the quality of the coaching experience
for all its par ticipants.
Andy Salt,Vice Chairman of Bradwell Bombers FC,
said:
“Thanks to the Foundation we will be able to
build on the hard work and dedication that all of
our members have put in over the last 11 years.”
GROW THE GAME
HELPS NOTTS
CLUB ADDRESS
POST-16 DROP-OFF
Founded in 1977, Hucknall Spor ts YCFC
proudly describe themselves as one of the
most established names in youth football
in Nottinghamshire.
The club has grown significantly over the past
ten years and continues to develop, providing
an impor tant outlet for the youth of Hucknall.
The latest development suppor ts a new
Nottinghamshire County FA initiative, as the
club is establishing a team to be entered into
the new Under-21s league – thanks to the
Foundation’s Grow the Game funding.
This is in line with The FA and the professional
game’s emphasis on nur turing young talent
between the ages of 16-21.The FA has
identified this area as a major concern, due to
the significant par ticipation drop-off.
The new league will see Under 21 teams from
across Nottinghamshire compete, and Hucknall
Spor ts YCFC have a proud history of producing
talented young players in the local game.
Alan Spray, Chairman of Hucknall Spor ts YCFC,
said:
“The club is extremely proud to receive
the Grow the Game grant and would like to
thank the Foundation for their assistance.The
funds will ensure that Hucknall Sports YCFC
can maintain their outstanding reputation
delivering quality coaching and facilities to all
our members over the next few seasons.
“We would also like to take this opportunity
to thank Jody Cauldwell and Ricky Stevenson
of the Nottinghamshire County FA and all
our sponsors for their continued support
of the club.”
Local football-loving MP, Bob Russell and
Essex FA’s John Manning, presented a
delighted Stanway Villa Football Club with
their cheque for £5,000.
The vital cash will go towards developing new
junior football teams over the 2011/2012
and 2012/2013 seasons.The club can now
establish new teams at Under 7 and Under 8
level, which will cater for the ever-increasing
demand in this age group locally.
Julian Baines, President at Stanway Villa FC,
said:
“Having been one of the original players
at Stanway Villa and now President of the
club I am delighted that we have been
awarded this grant to enable us to provide
football coaching to the extra teams.
“The club has grown immensely during
the last few years and it is great that the
Foundation has been able to help us.”
The grant will assist with the initial set-up
costs involved in star ting new junior teams,
such as coach and pitch hire, first-aid kits, and
the training of a number of volunteers to
become FA qualified coaches.
Paul Beales, Club Chairman at Stanway Villa
FC, said:
“On behalf of Stanway Villa FC, I
would like to thank the Foundation for the
grant.This will help the club bring more
young players into the game.
“Clubs like ours provide young players with
a friendly environment in which they can
develop their football skills and at the same
time make new friends, and learn to play
within a team.Things have come a long way
since I was a young player.”
It enables us to provide even
more footballing opportunities
for young people, allowing them
to enjoy a fantastic sport in a fun
and safe environment.”
The club is extremely proud
to receive the Grow the Game
grant and would like to thank the
Foundation for their assistance.”
New U7s and U8s teams
for Essex-based Stanway Villa
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