Young footballers across England have been given the chance the represent their local Football League club in a new initiative launched this week.
England women’s Captain Faye White and TV presenter Ben Shephard launched The npower Football League Kids Cup and Girls Cup giving local schools in England the unique opportunity to represent their club on a national scale.
Kick It Out is running a number of consultation evenings around the country to help groups and individuals find out more about their Mentoring and Leadership Project.
The events are aimed at local grassroots clubs and community organisations looking to develop the people they are working with or play a bigger role in the football industry.
Host nation Brazil swept all before them at the Rio 2010 Homeless World Cup this weekend as the men’s and women’s teams both claimed their respective titles.
In one of the most eagerly anticipated finals in the history of the Homeless World Cup – the international tournament beating homelessness through football – Brazil’s mens team triumphed 6-0 over Chile, while the women’s team won 7-3 against Mexico in their final.
The Rio 2010 Homeless World Cup kicked off on Sunday and is now in full swing, with the excitment building towards Sunday’s final.
The football has been fast and furious under the strong sunshine at Copacabana Beach and, as the tournament moves into the second group stage things are heating up even further still.
A Football Foundation grant has provided a boost to girls football for a Club Website team in West London.
The £5,000 cash boost will enable Ealing’s Old Actonians Ladies FC – whose website is powered by Club Website – to develop girls football at the club.