Wakefield Trinity Ladies Football Club Target The Next Gen

Wakefield Trinity Ladies Football Club target the next generation of female footballers after scoring funding from The FA

Wakefield Trinity Ladies Football Club is on the hunt for the next generation of female players after receiving a £1,500 Grow the Game grant.

The scheme, which is funded by The Football Association [The FA] and delivered by the Football Foundation, will enable Wakefield Trinity Ladies Football Club to create an Under-16 team to support future progression into the first team while providing a significant boost to female participatory opportunities in Wakefield.

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.

Craig Shepherd, CEO, Wakefield Trinity Ladies Football Club said: “We are grateful for the opportunity to further expand Women & Girls’ Football in Wakefield and through the funding support from The FA and Football Foundation we can inspire more females to participate in Football locally.”

For more information contact:

Craig Shepherd – craig.shepherd@wakefieldtrinity.com or call 07545379725

Notes to editors

About Grow the Game

Grow the Game is delivered by the Football Foundation, the nation’s largest sports charity, and funded by The FA Last year, 479 clubs were awarded grants by the Foundation to support:

  • 1,140 new female teams
  • 230 new disability teams
  • 13,739 female footballers
  • 3,770 disabled footballers
  • 1,787 new coaching qualifications

Since it was launched in 2010, the Grow the Game scheme has supported the growth of more than 14,000 teams.

About The FA

The FA is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and successfully generates enough revenue to support the investment of well over £100m into English football each year. The FA oversees 28 England international teams, across men’s, women’s, youth and disability football, as well as running FA Competitions, including the Emirates FA Cup and SSE Women’s FA Cup, and the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium and St. George’s Park, all with a purpose to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation.

About the Football Foundation

As well as Grow the Game, the Football Foundation uses the investment from Premier League, The FA and the Government, through Sport England, to provide enhanced sporting facilities across the country. Since 2000, the Foundation has supported over 16,500 grassroots projects worth more than £1.5bn.

About Wakefield Trinity Ladies Football Club

Launched in 2019 with a vision of providing an opportunity for females to play quality Football in the Wakefield district. Through their ‘Sister Club’ programme, they are actively encouraging girls across all age groups to play community grassroots football. Through their ‘Sister School’ programme, they will work with ten high schools in Wakefield and surrounding regions to provide schools coaching, Teacher CPD and deliver the new ‘Trinity Street League’ for schools who are an active Sister School. A 6-a-side competition based around skill development and fast-paced activity for 11-16-year-old females.