Didcot Casuals Football Club
Didcot Casuals Football Club

Lionesses star Danielle Carter delighted by Didcot Casuals’ funding success

28 June 2018

Lionesses star Danielle Carter delighted by Didcot Casuals’ funding success


England Women and Arsenal striker Danielle Carter has praised Grow the Game and Didcot Casuals following the award of a £3000 grant from The FA.


The grant, which will provide a boost to grassroots female football in Didcot has paved the way for Didcot Casuals to create two brand new girls football teams at U8 and U10 age groups and provide equipment, training for three new coaches to gain their FA Level 1 Coaching qualifications and grow girls football in Didcot and the surrounding area.


Danielle said: “I would like to congratulate Didcot Casuals on working with the Football Foundation and Berks and Bucks FA to secure a Grow the Game grant. Playing in an all-female team from a young age was key to my development, so I am delighted that there will be more opportunities for women and girls in the local area and wish Didcot Casuals U8 and U10 girls good luck during their debut season!”


Grow the Game is a programme funded by The FA and delivered by the Football Foundation. It awards grants to grassroots football clubs wishing to create new teams, especially amongst under-represented groups.


This year, £1,500 was made available for clubs looking to create new female and disability football teams to help towards the costs of FA coaching courses; FA league affiliation costs; referees’ fees; first aid kits; football kit and equipment.


Jeff Lynn, Chairman of Didcot Casuals said: “We are so grateful to the Football Foundation and Berks and Bucks FA for supporting us in our programme developing girls football in Didcot and the wider community.  This support allows us to create girls teams from our fantastic Wildcats programme and support learning and development programmes for our coaches which is essential to secure a robust future for the girls in the game in the long term.”




For more information contact:

Tiernan Coyle, Club Secretary, Didcot Casuals, secretary@didcotcasuals.co.uk


Notes to editors


About Didcot Casuals


Didcot Casuals is a Charter Standard football club, committed to providing amateur football opportunities for everyone (girls, boys, women and men) throughout Didcot and the surrounding area.  We are the fastest growing club in Didcot, providing opportunities for all to play football.  Next season, 2018/19 we will have 19 kids football teams, 14 boys teams, all age groups U7 to U17 and 5 girls teams U8, U10, U11, U13 and U14.  To learn more go to www.didcotcasuals.co.uk .


About Grow the Game


Grow the Game is delivered by the Football Foundation, the nation’s largest sports charity. Last year the scheme supported:


  • 2,047 new teams
  • 10,016 female footballers
  • 18,941 male footballers
  • 7,407 new coaching qualifications


Since it was launched in 2010, the Grow the Game scheme has attracted a total of 210,192 new football players into playing regular football.


The FA

The Football Association [The FA] is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing the game at all levels; from grassroots through to the professional game, The Emirates FA Cup and the England International teams, and has two core assets: Wembley Stadium connected by EE and St George’s Park. 



About the Football Foundation


As well as delivering Grow the Game, the Football Foundation delivers the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund on behalf of the Premier League, The FA and the Government, through Sport England. Since 2000, the Foundation has supported over 17,000 grassroots projects worth more than £1.4bn.