21st June 2019
Boston United under-12 girls’ team have just returned from a dream trip to the Nou Camp Stadium in Barcelona, thanks to generous sponsorship from Lincolnshire Housing Partnership (LHP), Freshtime Future’s Trust and Screed Floor, amongst other individual donations.
The Boston team were the only girls’ squad to take part in The Europa Cup – a youth tournament featuring teams from England, Wales, Denmark, Spain, Malaysia and Zambia – and finished third in their group competition, which was held at the world-famous home of FC Barcelona.
After being invited to the tournament, coaches Ricky and Jamie set up an online fundraising page in the hope to raise £6,000, which would cover the cost of taking the side to Barcelona. They were boosted by sponsorship of £1,000 from LHP, £2,500 from Freshtime Futures Trust and £1,000 from Screed Floor.
With this generous support they reached their target, and the team became the first English grassroots girls team to play at the home of Spanish giants FC Barcelona, the Nou Camp and follow in the footsteps of some of the best players in the world such as Messi, Ronaldinho and Maradona.
The girls impressed with their performances at the 99,000-seater stadium, and Jamie Hunt, Head of Digital and Social at Sky Sports, who was in attendance, praised the girls for their efforts:
“It was a pleasure to watch Boston’s brilliant girls play some incredible football in Barcelona. These girls definitely can and everyone at Boston United and the Boston United Community Foundation should be immensely proud of them.”
The girls have also been praised by the tournament organisers themselves for being the first girls team to take part, and for showing exemplary levels of team spirit, desire, effort and positivity, and for “flying the flag for their club, country and female football”.
To keep a track on the team’s ongoing progress, follow Boston United and the Boston United Community Foundation on Twitter, or follow the Boston United facebook page.
For more photos and videos from the Europa Cup, please follow the tournament’s official Twitter page, as well as the tournament organiser Precision Pass.
20th June 2019
Local charity, Boston United Community
Foundation are on the hunt for the next generation of female players after
receiving a £6,000 Grow the Game grant spread over three years.
The scheme, which is funded by The Football
Association and delivered by the Football Foundation, will enable Boston United
to create a new Ladies team to sit alongside their Premier
Division first team, two new Under 10s girls teams and a new Under 16s team – providing
a significant boost to opportunities for female players in Boston and
surrounding areas in Lincolnshire.
The Grow the Game scheme sees grants awarded to community football clubs wishing to create new teams, especially amongst under-represented groups. With the funding, the club will be able to offer these new teams, bringing their total to eight female only teams – a fantastic pathway for girl players from Under 10 to Ladies football.
This year, funding was made available
for clubs looking to create new female and disability football teams – and this
funding can also be used to assist towards the costs of FA coaching courses, FA
league affiliation costs, referees’ fees, first aid kits, football kit and
Boston United’s Technical Director Lee Mitchell said, “Securing the grant from The FA and the Football Foundation is an important step for us to continue to provide quality coaching and teams to support female participation, growth and development for the local and surrounding communities. It will ensure a clear developmental pathway for all our female players so that they can continue to play and develop under our programme, right from the foundation phase (younger ages) all the way to the ladies first team.”
For more information about Boston United’s female teams, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (01205) 364406.
22nd May 2019
Boston United Community Football Club are looking for volunteer football coaches for their brand new Under 8, Under 9 and Under 10 grassroots teams, and their existing Under 13 team.
Ideally we are looking for volunteers who have a minimum FA Level 1 coaching qualification, however if you haven’t got this the club will help you obtain your Level 1, safeguarding and first aid.
This is a great opportunity for coaches who are looking for further experience, to gain a coaching qualification and support and CPD (you will be required to complete a DBS).
If you’re interested, please email email@example.com.
9th May 2019
Boston United held their tenth academy and elite youth football tournament, The Pilgrim Cup over the bank Holiday in May – and despite the blustery weather conditions thousands turned out to support the event.
5th December 2018
Boston United Community Foundation (BUCF) will be working to enhance their Football and Grassroots programme, thanks to £40,000 funding from The National League Trust over the next two years.