£5k grant for eight new sides

Rugby Town JFC receiving �5k from Football Foundation'Pictured are From left to right in the grey t-shirt Ross Alexander (Sports Development Officer Rugby Borough Council) and Deputy Mayor and local Councillor Kathryn Lawrence, with some of the club's coaches female and male players. July 7 2011
Rugby Town JFC receiving �5k from Football Foundation'Pictured are From left to right in the grey t-shirt Ross Alexander (Sports Development Officer Rugby Borough Council) and Deputy Mayor and local Councillor Kathryn Lawrence, with some of the club's coaches female and male players. July 7 2011

Rugby Town JFC has received a £5,000 from the Football Foundation towards developing new football teams.

The grant will enable them to create an additional eight teams, including two girls’ teams, over three years.

Secretary Brian Crinigan said: “We are delighted to have been awarded a Grow the Game Grant from the Football Foundation. This scheme means that we can recruit and train new coaches, form new football teams and support them over a three year period with facility hire and equipment.”

Chad Ehlertsen, Birmingham FA County Development Manager, said: “This is excellent news for the club. This funding will provide positive investment into the growth and development of one of our flagship Charter Standard Community Clubs.”

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey added: “I visited the Rugby Town JFC recently and was greatly impressed with the facilities on offer.

“It is an excellent club providing a fantastic service for the people of Rugby. I know that this grant will be used to bring more people to the club who will be able to enjoy all that it has to offer.”

Funded by the Premier League, The FA, and the Government via Sport England, the Football Foundation is the nation’s largest sports charity.

n Rugby Town are now recruiting players for their new Under 21 side. The team will be competing in the Midland Combination U21 League with games being played on Saturday Mornings at Butlin road. The league will start in September.

The club will be holding trials for new players with the squad being formed by the middle of August.

If you have just come out of Youth Football and are looking to bridge the gap between Youth and Adult then this could be for you.

Interested then please text your name, where you live and date of birth to 07737 852 949. The club will then send out details of the trials.

n The club are now recruiting both male and female players and are looking for new coaches for U7s, U8s, U9s and U10s groups.

Full training will be given for more information contact Dave on (01788) 568500.