Fund­ing boost for foot­ball club

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

A HAMP­TON foot­ball club has been given a ma­jor boost thanks to a grant from a na­tional char­ity.

Hamp­ton Foot­ball Club has re­ceived a £5,000 grant from the Foot­ball Foun­da­tion.

The grant will al­low Hamp­ton Foot­ball Club to in­tro­duce five new squads in­clud­ing three new girls’ teams at un­der-10, un­der-14 and un­der-15 level. To sup­port this growth, the club will also be ed­u­cat­ing four new coaches and six ex­ist­ing coaches to en­hance their coach­ing skills.

Steve Pur­nell, chair­man of the club, said the grant would be a big boost to al­low the club to move for­ward.

He said: “This sig­nif­i­cant grant from the Foot­ball Foun­da­tion will al­low the club to cre­ate a sus­tain­able fu­ture and it will be a ma­jor fac­tor in as­sist­ing the club in meet­ing its am­bi­tious growth plans laid out in its five-year Foot­ball De­vel­op­ment Plan.”

Paul Thorogood, chief ex­ec­u­tive of the Foot­ball Foun­da­tion, said: “I con­grat­u­late Hamp­ton Foot­ball Club for re­ceiv­ing this Grow the Game grant, which will in­crease sport par­tic­i­pa­tion and sup­port foot­ball de­vel­op­ment in the re­gion.

“I would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank the Hunt­ing­don­shire FA for their help in mak­ing this hap­pen.”

The Foot­ball Foun­da­tion is the coun­try’s largest sports char­ity, launched in 2000 and funded by the Premier League, The FA, and the Gov­ern­ment (via Sport Eng­land). Since then it has awarded around 8,000 grants worth more than £420m to­wards im­prov­ing grass­roots sport.

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