Funding from The FA paves the way
for new disability football opportunities with
Darlington Powerchair FC
Footballers living with disabilities in Boldon / South Tyneside are set to benefit from a significant boost in competitive opportunities after Darlington Powerchair Football Club were awarded a £1500 Grow the Game grant.
The scheme, which is funded by The Football Association [The FA] and delivered by the Football Foundation, will enable Darlington PFC to create a satellite club in South Tyneside which will provide an opportunity for some of the most disabled members of our society to get involved with a fast moving, skilful and competitive team sport, Powerchair Football. The intention is to create one team during the 2019-20 season with another being formed in the 2020-21 season. The sport is open competitively to players over the age of 5, both male and female.
The Grow the Game scheme sees grants of £1,500 awarded to community football clubs wishing to create new teams, especially amongst under-represented groups.
This year, funding was made available for clubs looking to create new female and disability football teams, which can assist towards the costs of FA coaching courses; FA league affiliation costs; referees’ fees; first aid kits; football kit and equipment.
Norman Platt, Darlington PFC Secretary said: “We’re delighted to receive this grant from the Football Foundation funded by the Football Association and we are now working to deliver this project, making this fantastic sport accessible to disabled people in South Tyneside”.