£5,000 grant for Red Ten FC from Football Foundation
August 29, 2012
A football club for players with disabilities has received a £5,000 grant from the Football Foundation.
Stephen Satterly, chairman of Red Ten Football Club, which trains at Easthampstead Park School, hopes the support will help its teams develop on both the playing and coaching side.
He added Red Ten was looking to become the country’s first disability community club, an accolade awarded by the Football Association to clubs which meet set requirements.
He said: “We’re hoping to train up three new coaches and create a ladies’ side.
“It is part of a long-term strategy to help the club progress.
“We are aiming high and the club has really exploded over the last two-and-a-half years.”
The club has 45 players and four teams; two adult, an under-16 and an under-12 side, who compete in the BOBi League (Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire Inclusive League).
Bracknell MP Dr Philip Lee visited the school to present Red Ten with the cheque.
He said: “I consider the club to be a great facility for the Bracknell community and hope that with this extra funding it can go on to inspire and nurture the skills of many more young sportsmen and women.”
Red Ten holds training sessions at the school in Ringmead on Saturday afternoons from 2.30pm to 4pm for children and 4pm to 5.30pm for adults.
For more information, contact Stephen on 07985 037879, or visit www.red10fc.com.