WARGRAVE Women and Girls Football Club (WWGFC) are on the hunt for the next generation of female players after receiving a grant from Grow the Game.

The scheme, which is funded by The FA and delivered by the Football Foundation, will enable WWGFC to create two new teams for the younger girls, new kit and equipment and training for coaches, providing a significant boost to female participatory opportunities in Wargrave.

The Grow the Game scheme sees grants of £1,500 awarded to community football clubs wishing to create new teams, especially amongst under-represented groups.

This year, funding was made available for clubs looking to create new female and disability football teams, which can assist towards the costs of FA coaching courses, league affiliation costs, referees’ fees, first aid kits, football kit and equipment.

Chairman Bob Austen expressed his delight at the award which will help to further the club's efforts in encouraging younger girls to take up the beautiful game.

He said: "Thanks are due to the FA and the Football Foundation for their generosity."