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Scarborough Ladies FC Receive £3000 Grant From The FA

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Published at 10:48am 11th June 2019. (Updated at 2:19pm 11th June 2019)

Scarborough Ladies are on the hunt for the next generation of female players after receiving a £3000 Grow the Game grant.

The scheme, which is funded by The Football Association (FA) and delivered by the Football Foundation, will enable Scarborough Ladies FC to create another two teams to add to the eight it already has.

The club focus this year is on developing the U11 age group and adding more players to the younger end of the club.

The formation of a new U11 team will fill the gap between the current U10 squads and the U12's.

At the other end of the scale it will also help towards reforming the Ladies Open Age side which folded a couple of seasons ago.

The club muted the idea through social media in January and were blown away by the response so have decided to take the plunge and reform their side which will play in the NRCFA Women's League, providing a significant boost to female participatory opportunities in Scarborough.

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, funding was made available for clubs looking to create new female and disability football teams, which can assist towards the costs of FA coaching courses; FA league affiliation costs; referees' fees; first aid kits; football kit and equipment.

Carol Firth, Vice Chair of the club, said:

"We are delighted to have been awarded this grant. Our club is the fastest growing all female club in the North Riding and this grant will help us continue developing and encouraging girls to take up and continue to play football!

Having just been named as the North Riding FA's Grassroots Club of the Year, this couldn't have come at a better time to help us keep moving forward."

Anyone interested in being part of the club can contact them via email: contact@scarboroughladiesfc.com or message them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScarboroughLadiesFC/

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