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Grow The Game Grant For Girls and Ladies

Boost For Female Football Opportunities In Blackpool

2 July 2019

Blackpool FC Girls & Ladies are on the hunt for the next generation of female players after receiving a £3,000 Grow the Game grant.

The scheme, which is funded by The Football Association and delivered by the Football Foundation, will enable Blackpool FC Girls to create two more teams over the next few seasons for those in school years 1 – 4, providing a significant boost to female participatory opportunities in Blackpool.

The Grow the Game scheme sees grants of £1,500 awarded to community football clubs wishing to create new teams, especially amongst under-represented groups.

This year, funding was made available for clubs looking to create new female and disability football teams, which can assist towards the costs of FA coaching courses; FA league affiliation costs; referees’ fees; first aid kits; football kit and equipment.

Mac Barlow, Club Secretary, said: "We’re delighted to receive this grant from the FA and The Football Foundation, their support will enable more girls to get involved with our teams as we look to create younger age groups. It’s also a great help to support our volunteer coaches on FA Courses."

For further information on Blackpool FC Girls and Ladies, please email

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