Football club’s Go Kids Go! cash bid

PUBLISHED: 08:00 08 June 2015

Shipham Youth Football Club.

Shipham Youth Football Club.

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A GROWING football club is hoping Go Kids Go! can help it buy a storage container it desperately needs to lock away its equipment safely.

Shipham Youth Football Club is the latest group to apply for funding from the scheme – which is headed up by Weston Lions and the Mercury – to help it afford a new storage container.

The group has asked for £2,000 from Go Kids Go!

The club’s chairman Iain Shaw said: “It would be to purchase a storage container to sit behind the changing rooms, allowing us to store a growing amount of equipment.

“We will also be allowing our local scout group to store their camping and activity equipment there.”

Shipham Youth FC meets every Wednesday and provides the opportunity for children to play football ‘without the pressure’ of playing for a league club.

The group attracts 25-30 children from around Weston and the Cheddar Valley each week and charges just £2 per session in a bid to be accessible to all.

Mr Shaw said: “We want to enable boys and girls between the ages of eight and 16 to access regular exercise, knowledge and understanding of team sports without the pressure of being streamed for teams.

“This allows youngsters who wouldn’t normally be able to join a club to be part of a team regardless of their own skills.”

Go Kids Go! is now in its fourth year and has an £11,000 funding pot to give out to youth groups across the area this year.

In 2014 the scheme helped more than 24 organisations by providing grants ranging from £250 to £2,000 for new equipment, building renovations and more.

You can download an application form here.

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