Footballers living with disabilities in Fleetwood are set to benefit from a significant boost in competitive opportunities after Fleetwood Town were awarded a £3,000,00 Grow the Game grant.
The scheme, which is funded by The Football Association [The FA] and delivered by the Football Foundation, will enable Fleetwood to create both adult and junior disability teams in addition to the existing PAN Ability delivery across Wyre.
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.
John Hartley, the Trust’s Community Sports Development Officer said: “We are currently working work local groups and schools to provide sporting activities. The Grow the Game funding will allow us to offer participants a pathway to express themselves on a football pitch in a competitive environment against other Community Club organisations.”
For more details, you can contact John Hartley via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.