Funding from The FA paves the way for new disability football opportunities at Leigh Genesis FC...
Footballers living with disabilities in Leigh are set to benefit from a significant boost in competitive opportunities after Leigh Genesis FC were awarded a £6000 Grow the Game grant.
The scheme, which is funded by The Football Association [The FA] and delivered by the Football Foundation, will enable Leigh Genesis FC to create new girls and disability teams.
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.
Rob Atherton, Club Secretary, said:“Once again the Football Foundation has decided to support the club in its desire to grow the game at key age/ gender/ability groups so that we can continue our engagement with the local community .”