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Tuesday 5 July 2011
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   More grassroots football set for Rugby following £5k grant
Local people in Rugby, Warwickshire, celebrated a major sporting boost following a cash
injection of £5,000 from the Football Foundation towards developing new football teams.
To help mark their award Deputy Mayor and local Councillor, Kathryn Lawrence, was on
hand to present Rugby Town Junior Football Club with a large cheque.

This grant will allow Rugby Town JFC to create an additional eight teams, including two
girls’ teams, over a period of three years and will strengthen the club’s community
activities in Rugby.

Funded by the Premier League, The FA, and the Government via Sport England, the
Football Foundation is the nation’s largest sports charity. Since it was launched in 2000,
the Foundation has awarded around 8,000 grants worth more than £420m towards
improving grassroots sport, which it has used to attract additional partnership funding of
over £520m.

Brian Crinigan, Secretary at Rugby Town Junior Football Club, said: “We are delighted to
have been awarded a Grow the Game Grant from the Football Foundation. This
scheme means that we can recruit and train new coaches, form new football teams
and support them over a three year period with facility hire and equipment.”

Deputy Mayor and local Councillor, Kathryn Lawrence, said: “Well done to Rugby Town
JFC for their tremendous work within the Borough of Rugby. Football is the highest
participative game for women, and with the Womens Olympic football being played
at the Ricoh in 2012, I hope this new initiative will inspire local girls to aim high.”

Chad Ehlertsen, Birmingham FA County Development Manager, said: “This is excellent
news for Rugby Town JFC. This funding will provide positive investment into the
growth and development of one of our flagship Charter Standard Community
Clubs.”

Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “This funding is
excellent news for the Rugby area. Rugby Town JFC and the Birmingham County
FA deserve credit their hard work in making this happen.”

                                           ENDS

For more information please contact:
    Brian Crinigan on 07737 852 949 or info@rugbytownfc.co.uk
    Chad Ehlertsen on 0121 357 4278 or chad.ehlertsen@birminghamfa.com
   Rory Carroll on 0845 345 4555 ext 4280 or rory.carroll@footballfoundation.org.uk

				
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