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‘Our aim is to build a community club, whilst improving the health and wellbeing of our children’
The Football Foundation, the country’s largest sports charity, awarded a £5,000 grant to Prestbury Phantoms FC in May 2013 as part of the Grow the Game scheme. The funds are to be released to the club over a three year period, and can help towards a number of different expenses including fees and FA coaching courses.
Grow the Game aims to increase interest in football at youth level, from players to coaches. As of May 2013, it has awarded 874 separate grants worth around £4.2m to grassroots football clubs.
Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation comments that: “Grow the Game has become one of the Foundation’s most popular schemes. This additional funding provided by the FA is excellent news for grassroots clubs seeking to start new teams and get their volunteer coaches qualified with FA coaching badges. This most recent funding window has seen £2.1m invested into 420 clubs right across the country. Congratulations to Prestbury Phantoms FC for working with the Gloucestershire Football Association to secure their £5,000 Grow the Game grant which will increase participation in the region as well as support football development in the area.”