Funding boost for grassroots football – with the approval of England manager Gareth Southgate

PUBLISHED: 12:31 05 October 2017 | UPDATED: 16:54 05 October 2017

England head coach Gareth Southgate during the training session at Enfield Training Centre, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 4, 2017. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to FA restrictions. Editorial use only. Commercial use only with prior written consent of the FA. No editing except cropping.

England head coach Gareth Southgate during the training session at Enfield Training Centre, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 4, 2017. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to FA restrictions. Editorial use only. Commercial use only with prior written consent of the FA. No editing except cropping.

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Grassroots football in Weston has been handed a funding boost of £4,000 which will go towards developing disability teams in the town – and even the England manager is impressed.

Weston Ability FC is the only football club in North Somerset which caters for people with disabilities and this money from the Football Foundation will help create a new team.

England manager Gareth Southgate said: “I am so pleased that Weston Ability FC has secured this Grow The Game grant. The club has worked very hard with Somerset FA and the Football Foundation to get more local people playing football.”

The new team will consist of players aged 16 and over who have learning difficulties.

David Edmonds, the club’s chairman, said: “We are very grateful and privileged to have been selected by the football foundation for this grant, this will make a huge difference to the club.”

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