The Grassroots Fund has been arrange to assist teams with bills and to reward unsung heroes
It may be an costly recreation cannot all of it this junior football malarkey?
By the time you’ve got forked out on kits for youths who simply will not cease rising, coughed up cash for pitch hire for fields that continually want mowing and acquired balls and bibs to get the football free-flowing it quickly provides up.
There’s barely sufficient cash left over for a half-time orange.
Well, effectively, effectively, there is a pot of cash that may give you the option to assist – The Grassroots Fund powered by Utilita, the power company and large grassroots sport advocates.
The brainchild of Grassroots Football, the fund has been established to assist give youngsters’ football teams what they want and what they deserve.
Now, it is necessary to keep in mind that they are not going to give you the option to purchase you a state-of-the-art 100,000 seater stadium with retractable roof and people posh beer faucets that fill a pint glass from the backside.
But what they may help with is these pesky little bills that blindside heaps of football teams and people modest however supportive gestures that imply the world to unsung grassroots heroes.
Here’s Paul Kirton, from Grassroots Football, to clarify: “Thanks to Utilita we’re able to offer this fund to support those of you who share our obsession with grassroots football.
“It may be that there is been a break-in at your altering rooms and also you need assistance paying for the home windows to be fastened, you would possibly welcome a bit of further assist paying for the fluorescent ‘Respect’ officer bibs so your youngsters at all times play in a optimistic setting.
“It could just be to send a nice bunch of flowers to Gladys, the Nan of your goalie, who turns up every week, rain or shine, to make teas for parents and other spectators.
“The Grassroots Fund is about making a distinction with the little issues. We’ve obtained funds put aside to assist you to, your youngsters, your volunteers and your teams, so tell us why you deserve it.”
Letting them know why you deserve it is easier than ever with a straightforward application process. All you have to do is visit the Grassroots Football website and fill in a simple form.
This article originally appeared in our weekly grassroots football newsletter Kick N Mix.
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