Grassroots football gets a funding boost for girls teams

Grassroots football in Kettering has been given a helping hand following a £5,000 Grow the Game grant from the Football Foundation.

The grant will allow Kettering FC to support girls under 10 and 12 football teams and a men’s veterans team for over 35s as well as provide funding to train four new coaches to FA level 1 status.

Simon Aston, Kettering FC girls chairman and coach, said: “This Football Foundation grant will help us give girls from younger age groups the opportunity to enjoy the game. Also men that have dropped out of the game will get a chance to start again.”