SSE Funding Helps Create New Girls Teams

The FA in partnership with SSE have provided £750 funding to clubs entering the FA Women’s Cup in a bid to increase girls’ participation.

In West Riding; Bradford City Womens, Farsley Celtic and Leeds Ladies all received the funding, and commented on the benefits and new opportunities it's created within their clubs:

The SSE funding has helped us to try and attract some of the younger girls.  We’ve done very well in attracting girls’ 12+ but have felt quite vulnerable at the lower end of the age groups and obviously you need the lower age groups coming in constantly so that you can continue to maintain what you’ve already achieved never mind improve it.   So this funding has helped us to put on some extra sessions particularly targeting girls from younger age groups.  It has been very successful so far and I think it will allow us to consider expanding what we’re doing or at least to be more proactive than we had previously planned to be because of the SSE Funding” - Sally Thackray – Bradford City Womens Secretary

“As a club the SSE funding means we can go out with confidence and start to raise awareness about what is going on at our club for girls and what they can get involved with.  We’re using the funding to start at the lower age groups as our grand plan is that every year we will have another team coming in to build on our offer to the community and this funding will see that plan become a reality" - Maggie Powell – Farsley Celtic Girls U8 Coach

“The SSE funding to Leeds Ladies will mean that we can create more teams at the younger ages within the female game to obviously improve opportunities for girls in the Leeds area.  It’s fantastic that big organisations like SSE are now taking notice of the female game and hopefully many other firms will follow in their footsteps” - Lee Townend – Leeds Ladies Coach

To find out more about Women and Girls Football in West Riding, please contact Steve Conboy.

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