Main aim of the charity
The Main aim of the football club is to provide a safe environment for young girls to enjoy learning to play a sport and give them the skills to be a team player.
How the employee got involved and why
I first got involed in football when my eldest daughter was 10 and wanted to play football so i found her a local club which was in 1997 and here i am now in 2020 still involved in football even though she no longer plays but she is now one of our licenced coaches.
What work does the employee do for charity?
I am the Chairman of Colne Valley Girls and Ladies Football Club which has 95 female players whos ages range from 7 years to 18 Years olds, I also am the Chairman of the Surrey County Womens and Girls League which has over 4k female players competing in football every Sunday. Running the club and helping to run the league for me gives me a great deal of pride on a sunday morning when over at the football ground you see players of all age groups and abilities playing football. I coach the Wildcats on a Tuesday evening which is a FA Programme to get young girls from Age 5 to 11 involved in football, When they first start some of them have never kicked a football so we start right from the begining and with the coaching we provide this leads onto them joining the main Football club and joining a team. Running the club takes up alot of time each week and at the weekend with training, arranging matches and paperwork involved to ensure that all the coaches have the latest DBS Checks, Safeguarding certificates and also FA approved First aid certificates. Each Year i coach a group of girls for the Surrey Youth Games on behalf of Spelthorne council and this is 7 weeks of training leading up to the event which takes part at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford and is for children to take part in many different sporting events, I run the Girls football and this is for non club players to take part and get into football i have been involved in this now for 10 years and 2020 is the only year we have not been able to take part due to the pandemic. Each year the club manages to get a new football team from the girls that have come along to training so we must be doing something right. During the lockdown of the pandemic the girls from the teams all created a photo collague thanking the NHS for their hard work which was a great to arrange and we publsihed these on our club social media feeds and we had some doctors and Nurses send ones back to the girls saying thank you.