Sport in the community

Funding level: Up to £1,000

Description

Our aim is to get six more of our volunteer football coaches FA Qualified. Our young players (aged 8-13) would benefit from safe, good quality coaching. We could then set up more teams, inviting more children from our local community to play football. Once our coaches are FA qualified, we also plan to mentor some young people (aged 16-18) to encourage them to become more involved in football coaching for children.

An FA Level 1 Coaching qualification costs £160 each, so if we were awarded £1000, we could pay for six more of our volunteers to become qualified! This would be a fantastic way to grow our club and benefit the local community. We really feel this is the way forward for our club now and we know that this money would help us achieve our goal (and hopefully score more goals!!).

St Gertrude's Football Club

Moment of Pride

St Gertrude's FC is a small grassroots junior football club, entirely run by volunteers. We keep costs to a minimum to allow as many local children as possible to join in. We have grown from one team to 6 teams, with over 70 children playing football for us every week - I could not be more proud!

Location: Croydon