Funding boost for football club
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.