England Manager Gareth Southgate congratulates Clipstone F.C. on their funding success
Clipstone F.C. are celebrating after being awarded a Grow the Game grant, something that has attracted praise from England Manager Gareth Southgate.
The grant, which will provide a boost to grassroots football in Mansfield & surrounding areas, has paved the way for Clipstone F.C. to offer a under 21’s team which will help create more young, hungry local players around the Mansfield area to further their potential/development by using UFEA B qualified coaches..
England Men’s Senior Manager and Football Foundation Ambassador, Gareth Southgate, said: “I am so pleased that Clipstone F.C. has secured this Grow the Game grant. The club has worked very hard with Nottinghamshire FA and the Football Foundation to get more local people playing football so that they can enjoy the many physical and mental benefits that come with playing regular sport.
“Grow the Game is mainly funded by The FA and delivered by the Football Foundation. This is money that is flowing from the very top of the game down to the lowest levels, to help clubs at the grassroots to bear the cost of starting up a new team, whether it be for a new kit, pitch hire or sending volunteers on FA accredited coaching courses.”
Grow the Game is a £2.5m programme funded by The FA and the Football Foundation. It awards grants to grassroots football clubs that wish to create new teams, especially amongst under-represented groups.
Money is available to help FA-affiliated clubs with the cost of creating a new team, which might include the cost FA coaching courses; FA league affiliation costs; referees’ fees; first aid kits; and even football kit & equipment.
Daniel Walker part of Clipstone’s communications team, said: “We’re delighted and very grateful to have worked with the Nottinghamshire FA & the Football Foundation to have been awarded this grant, it will give us the chance to create a new under 21’s side to give younger players the chance to compete and progress to Senior football within our football club”