Larkfield Football Club
Larkfield Football Club
Established 1976

Girls teams - 'Grow the Game' Grant Award

23 June 2018

PRESS RELEASE  - JUNE 2018

 

Lionesses star Danielle Carter delighted by Larkfield Ladies' funding success

 

England Women and Arsenal striker Danielle Carter has praised Grow the Game and Larkfield Ladies following the award of a £4500 grant from The FA.

 

The grant, which will provide a boost to grassroots female football in Larkfield, has paved the way for Larkfield Ladies to set up 3 new girls teams out of our very successful SSE Wildcats Initiative.

 

Danielle said: “I would like to congratulate Larkfield Ladies on working with the Football Foundation and Kent FA to secure a Grow the Game grant. Playing in an all-female team from a young age was key to my development, so I am delighted that there will be more opportunities for women and girls in the local area and wish the new Larkfield Ladies teams good luck during their debut season!”

 

Grow the Game is a programme funded by The FA and delivered by the Football Foundation. It awards grants to grassroots football clubs wishing to create new teams, especially amongst under-represented groups.

 

This year, £1,500 was made available for clubs looking to create new female and disability football teams to help towards the costs of FA coaching courses; FA league affiliation costs; referees’ fees; first aid kits; football kit and equipment.

 

Sarah M'Grady, Head of Girls & Ladies at Larkfield FC, said: We currently have lots of little girls at our Wildcats Centre and this amazing grant will now give them the pathway to carry on playing and enjoying football & for us to continue growing our , already thriving , girls section year on year.

 

For more information contact:

Sarah on larkfieldladies@hotmail.com