Mousehole AFC are on the hunt for the next generation of female players after receiving a grant of £4,500 under the FA’s Grow the Game scheme.
The scheme, which is funded by The Football Association [The FA] and delivered by the Football Foundation, will enable The Seagulls to create three new teams, providing a significant boost to female participation opportunities in Cornwall.
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, the funding was made available for clubs looking to create new female and disability football teams, in order to assist with the costs of FA coaching courses; FA league affiliation costs; referees’ fees; first aid kits; football kit and equipment.
Matt James, Academy Manager at Mousehole, is delighted with the award: “The FA’s financial support will definitely enable us to respond positively to the ever-increasing demand for footballing opportunities for girls and women in the area. We will be now able to create and sustain a range of female teams, and promote their enjoyment, self-improvement and social and health benefits.”