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Chairgirls receive Grow The Game grant

Wycombe Wanderers Ladies target the next generation of female footballers after scoring funding from The FA.

3 July 2019

Wycombe Wanderers Ladies are on the hunt for the next generation of female players after receiving a £1,500 Grow the Game grant over the next two years.

The scheme, which is funded by The Football Association (FA) and delivered by the Football Foundation, will enable the Chairgirls to build a development team, aimed at bridging the gap between youth and senior football and providing a significant boost to female participatory opportunities in High Wycombe.

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.

Wanderers' grant will cover some costs of facility hire, referee fees, FA coaching courses, affiliation fees, league entry fees, DBS checks, promotion and recruitment for the newly-formed development team.

Club chairman Trevor Stroud said: "Wycombe Wanderers Ladies have enjoyed tremendous success since developing their affiliation with the football club two years ago, winning promotion to the regional Premier Division, reaching two cup semi-finals, and lifting the Berks & Bucks Cup with one of their under-18 sides last season.

"There are some extremely talented young players who have already had experience in the senior team and the newly-formed development squad will go a long way to widening the pool of girls who are able to make the step up and strengthen the squad in a higher league next season.

"We're extremely grateful to receive this Grow the Game grant and look forward to seeing the Ladies continue their excellent progress over the coming months and years."

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