Vallance FC aren’t sleeping on the game

Footballers in London were celebrating today following a £5,000 Grow the Game grant awarded by the Football Foundation, the country’s largest sports charity.

The funding boost will allow Vallance FC to run two new Youth teams at Under-16 and Under-18 level.

Participation at the club is set to grow significantly with an additional 60 young people. The grant will boost the number of teams ran at the club from eight to ten. The club will now be able to train two additional FA qualified coaches, improving the quality of the coaching experience for participants.

Funded by the Premier League, The FA, and the Government via Sport England, the Football Foundation is the nation’s largest sports charity. Since it was launched in 2000, the Foundation has awarded around 8,000 grants worth more than £420m towards improving grassroots sport, which it has used to attract additional partnership funding of over £520m.

Junel Uddin, Senior Project Manager at Vallance, said: “We are very grateful to the Football Foundation for this grant, it will increase the number of teams we have at Vallance and also increase our participants.

Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation said: “We warmly congratulate Vallance FC and the London FA for their hard work and dedication in securing this award.”

 “Our Grown the Game scheme helps fulfil one of the Foundation’s core objectives, which is getting more people playing more football. During the 2009-10 season, Grow the Game projects attracted more than 21,000 new players to our national game.”

“This new project in London Borough of Tower Hamlets is but one example of thousands across the country that the Football Foundation is supporting with money provided by our funding partners – the Premier League, The FA and Government.”