Football club plans to grow by giving young people coaching opportunities

PUBLISHED: 15:00 29 October 2017

Berrow Junior Football Club.

Berrow Junior Football Club.

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A football club in Somerset has received £4,800 to drive up participation.

Berrow Junior Football Club has received the money from the Somerset Community Foundation, and will use it to give young people the chance to lead the club.

The club’s committee wants to provide an academy for footballers aged between four and eight, and coaching opportunities for those aged 16 and above.

Seven young people will also be trained to become FA-qualified coaches.

Allison Ward from Berrow Juniors said: “Our club has a great team of people working within it and we are providing sport for the young people in our teams.

“However, we can do more and we know it would be great if our young people could direct and steer the club.

“We also know that to grow as a club we need to have a rock steady team of coaches and a strong offer for our youngest players. This grant sets both things in motion.”

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