£5k grant to football club

Stars of the future will be donning their boots following a £5,000 Football Foundation Grow the Game grant to Kirk Deighton Rangers.

The cash injection will allow the junior football club to create a new Under-18 youth team and develop the growing girls section, with the aim of creating the outfit’s first all girls team for the 2013-14 season.

Rod Clifton, Chairman, said: “We are delighted to receive this grant from the Football Foundation which allows us to promote and develop our existing youth football provision following our move to Grange Park Sports Club, Wetherby.

“We believe our excellent facilities and reputation for delivering quality football coaching will be greatly enhanced by this generous award.”

He added that the grant will enable Rangers to recruit and train four coaches to work with the new teams.

So far Grow the Game has awarded 894 separate grants worth £4,354,926 to grassroots football clubs.

Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “I congratulate Kirk Deighton Rangers JFC for receiving this Grow the Game grant, which will increase sport participation and support football development in the region.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the West Riding County FA for their help in making this happen.”

For more on the Football Foundation visit www.footballfoundation.org.uk.