Grant to be used to bring back girls’ sides

Brom­ley Green

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport -

Brom­ley Green will ben­e­fit from a £4,500 Grow the Game grant.

The award is part of a £2.5m pro­gramme funded by the Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion and the Foot­ball Foun­da­tion avail­able to grass­roots clubs.

The grant will al­low the South Willes­bor­ough club to re-in­tro­duce girls’ foot­ball for three sides over a three-year pe­riod, with Green ini­tially tar­get­ing 10 to 13-year-olds but they in­tend to ex­pand pro­vi­sion and add age-groups to sat­isfy de­mand.

Pa­tron Dave Home­wood said: “We are de­lighted to have the back­ing of the Foun­da­tion at a time when women’s foot­ball is en­joy­ing na­tional suc­cess.

“Work­ing closely with the Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion and Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil, this fits in per­fectly with our plans to se­cure fit-for-pur­pose fa­cil­i­ties to ac­com­mo­date our di­verse play­ing mem­ber­ship with pro­vi­sion for boys, girls, dis­abil­ity and adult ac­tiv­i­ties”.

Eng­land man­ager Gareth South­gate, whose own ca­reer be­gan by play­ing in lo­cal foot­ball in Sus­sex, is back­ing the scheme.

He said: “Brom­ley Green have worked hard with the Kent FA and the Foot­ball Foun­da­tion to get more peo­ple play­ing foot­ball so that they can en­joy the many phys­i­cal and men­tal ben­e­fits that come with play­ing reg­u­lar sport.”

Mean­while, Green are ex­tend­ing an in­vi­ta­tion to former play­ers to be part of the Mark Stan­ley Memo­rial Game on Sun­day.

It is part of a fam­ily fun-day to cel­e­brate Mark’s life, fol­low­ing his death in July last year. Any­body in­ter­ested in play­ing should meet at 1pm

Brom­ley Green are also stag­ing a Soc­cer Fun Fes­ti­val over three days later this month.

All young­sters aged be­tween five and 11 are welcome on Wed­nes­day, Thurs­day and Friday, Au­gust 23, 24 and 25.

The ses­sions run from 10am to 2pm with a cooked lunch pro­vided.

Book­ings are be­ing taken for in­di­vid­ual ses­sions or all three – con­tact Steph on 07595077864.

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