Wisbech Acorns to welcome two new teams thanks to Football Foundation grant
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Wisbech Town Acorns Football Club’s dream of expanding to include two over-18s sides took a big step towards becoming reality after the club was awarded £3,000 from the Football Foundation.
The club has received the big-money grant as part of the foundation’s Grow the Game campaign, which aims to encourage under-represented groups into playing football by covering the cost of starting up new teams.
The grant, which will provide a boost to grassroots football in Wisbech, has paved the way for the Acorns to create two post-18 male sides over the next two seasons, alongside offering training for new coaches and a physios as well as providing kit and helping with the costs of training in winter.
Rob Gifford, the club’s president and current chairman, said: “I have always felt that there are too many younger players go to adult football too early and drop out of the game as a result.
“My aim in my time at the club has been to see us be able to offer post-18 football for those that want it and to enable those players to continue to progress at their own rate.
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“This grant from the Football Foundation has helped us achieve this and with a second side planned for season 2017-2018 it means you will be able to come to our club as a small child and continue to play with your friends for as long as you want.”
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