Funding to get more girls into football

It is hoped to get more girls and ladies into football.
It is hoped to get more girls and ladies into football.

The Boston United Community Foundation have been awarded £10,000 from The National League Trust - to help launch a pilot women’s and girls’s football programme in the area.

The funding, which comes in association with the Wembley National Stadium Trust, is targeting females aged 11 years and over.

It is suggested there are limited opportunities for fgirls to participate in recreational football in Boston and the surrounding areas.

But it is hoped all that will change.

While the Pilgrims run girls’s teams from under 10s to under 16s and a ladies’s team, they find it increasingly difficult to maintain and grow these squads and help females participate in recreational football due to the lack of services available.

The aim of the initial 30-week project will be to increase the number of girls aged 11 years and over taking part and enjoying football, re-engage those that no longer participate in the game and increase coaching development opportunities for females who may be interested in coaching, refereeing or leadership roles within the game.

Boston United Community Foundation are working in partnership with Boston United and Boston United LFC, as well as education establishments including Haven High Academy, Thomas Middlecott Academy and Boston College to offer free football sessions to girls.

For more information about the scheme or to discover how to offer girls’s football sessions, contact Holly Maidens on holly.maidens@bufc.co.uk or call 01205 364406.