We are delighted to announce that Falkirk Ladies Football Club has been chosen to receive a grant from our community heroes fund! On Friday 15th November we attended one of the girls’ coaching sessions at Woodlands Games Hall where Scotland international and Glasgow City player Leanne Ross was on hand to help award the club the £500.
The bursary will allow them to continue successful training sessions for Primary 1-3 girls at Woodlands Games Hall and to also set up a 2nd class for girls within the Denny High School cluster.
Alison Mackie , founder member and administrator at Falkirk Ladies said:
“We would like to thank Weatherseal for the offer of this Community Heroes grant. 2013 is the 20th anniversary of our club and over the years we have given thousands of girls the opportunity to take part in football. This grant will allow us to continue to work with the next generation of football players at Woodlands High School”.
Falkirk Girls Football Club was formed in March 1993 by a group of ladies looking to play organised football. At the same time Falkirk Football Club were starting girls-only coaching sessions and both groups got together to create 3 teams; Under-13, Under-16 and Senior Ladies. The Ladies entered the Scottish Women’s League and the girls’ teams the West of Scotland Girls Football League. In 1996 the ladies teams folded but another age group, Under-14 was formed.
Weatherseal managing director Tony Reilly commented:
“We were bowled over by the response in Falkirk and had some fantastic applications. Falkirk Ladies Football Club was a deserving cause and we are excited to see how the members will benefit from our bursary.”
If you would like more information on Falkirk Ladies Football Club you can visit their website here.
Remember that our Community Heroes Fund is open to Glasgow and Edinburgh community groups, follow the link below to apply!