£4.5k funding boost for Bideford AFC Youth

PUBLISHED: 14:39 29 July 2014 | UPDATED: 14:39 29 July 2014

Bideford AFC's girls section will be able to expand thanks to the grant

Bideford AFC's girls section will be able to expand thanks to the grant

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Club will create two new girls’ teams with Football Foundation grant

BIDEFORD AFC Youth have been given a helping hand following a £4,500 Grow the Game grant over three years from the Football Foundation.

The grant will allow the club to create a new Academy team and two girls’ teams playing in the Devon Girls’ League and in the Westcountry Cleaning Youth League.

Grow the Game funding increases participation in football by helping clubs to provide opportunities for new players, or training volunteers to support new players and teams, all funded by the FA.

So far Grow the Game has awarded 874 separate grants worth around £4.2m to grassroots football clubs, creating 3,791 new football teams, 72,872 new players participating each week and 10,959 new qualifications or courses being completed.

Bideford head coach Peter North said: “We are very grateful to The Football foundation and to Torridge District Council who have supported this initiative.

“This will result is increased opportunities for players moving from youth into adult football, and notably for Girls who are still under-represented in local football.”

Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “Congratulations to Bideford AFC Youth for working with Devon FA to secure their Grow the Game grant which will increase participation and support football development in the area.”

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