Boston United named as county’s only Regional Talent Club

Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan
Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan

Boston United have been awarded the right to become a girls’ Regional Talent Club.

The Pilgrims have received a tier three licence, one of 34 new licences issued by the FA.

This will allow the Jakemans Stadium club to deliver coaching and education to the best young female footballers in the country, on a three-year licence.

The purpose of the Regional Talent Club and licence status is to help improve girls’ football, and bridge the gap between grassroots and elite football.

The RTC will replace the current Centre of Excellence and Player Development Centre model to create a pathway for girls’ football, designed to enhance skills and development so elite female players can strive to become part of the FA Girls’ England talent pathway.

“We are extremely pleased The FA have awarded us a licence to run a girl’s regional talent club,” said club CEO Mike Hardy.

“The fact that we are the only club in Lincolnshire to be awarded such licence shows our application clearly impressed The FA, along with our strong ability to deliver.

“We are very committed to the development of girls’ football, and being based in Boston, Lincolnshire, will allow us to become a central hub for girls in the wider locality to develop their skills.”

For further information, contact Nick Reeson on (01205) 364406 or email nick.reeson@bufc.co.uk

Boston United Community Football Club will host their second Community Cup tournament on Saturday.

The event, held at the Haven High Academy, is open for grassroots football teams to compete.

Teams aged from under eights to 15s who take part alongside BUCFC in the Mid Lincs and Peterborough Junior Alliance Leagues, along with other junior leagues, will be in action.,

Anyone is welcome to come and watch the tournament.

The first game will kick off at 10.30am, and winners will receive their prizes at the end of the tournament.