A Football Foundation grant has provided a boost to girls football for a Club Website team in West London.
The £5,000 cash boost will enable Ealing's Old Actonians Ladies FC - whose website is powered by Club Website - to develop girls football at the club.
The extra funding will allow the club to run girls football sessions on Monday evenings.
The sessions will be run by FA qualified and CRB checked coaches and will involve fun games and skills. The girls that attend will also be able to take part in monthly festivals with other teams.
Natalie Huntley, First Team Manager at Old Actonians Ladies, said: “With our ladies first team having been promoted last season, it’s great that the Football Foundation have given us this funding to develop girls football at the club for the first time in our history. We are all really looking forward to getting started.”
Women's football is already the fastest growing sport in England and received a further boost last week when the women's senior team qualified for the 2011 World Cup Finals in Germany.
Captain Faye White, who steered the team to a 5-2 aggregate win over Switzerland in last week's play-offs, is a Football Foundation Ambassador.
Funded by the Premier League, The FA and the Government, the Football Foundation is the country’s largest sports charity. Launched in July 2000, the Foundation is celebrating its tenth anniversary, in which time it has delivered 8,000 community sports projects worth £930m right across the country.
Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “This grant is good news for women and girls football in the Ealing area. Old Actonians Ladies FC and Middlesex County FA deserve credit their hard work in securing this funding.”
To find out more about the Football Foundation visit www.footballfoundation.org.uk.
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