TONBRIDGE INVICTA have received a £6,000 grant from The Football Association to launch four girls’ teams over the next two years.
England and Arsenal striker Danielle Carter praised Grow the Game, a Football Foundation programme which provides the funds for grassroots football, especially amongst under-represented groups.
The teams will span multiple age groups and the grant will enable more coaches to be trained to FA standard to work with the girls.
Danielle said: ‘I would like to congratulate Tonbridge Invicta on working with the Football Foundation and Kent FA to secure a Grow the Game grant.
‘Playing in an all-female team from a young age was key to my development, so I am delighted that there will be more opportunities for women and girls in the local area and wish Tonbridge Invicta good luck during their debut season.’
Mike Parker, head coach at the club, said: ‘We are delighted to receive the funding from the Football Foundation, which gives us this fantastic opportunity to grow girls football at Tonbridge Invicta. We’re looking forward to our first season.’
For more information about girls’ football at the club, visit www.tonbridgeinvictafootball.org or contact Emma Stillwell on 07891 626537 and firstname.lastname@example.org
PICTURE: ON YOUR MARKS: Tonbridge Invicta’s girls look forward to their debut season with head coach Mike Parker and assistant Emma Stillwell (far right)