3rd October 2019
Following review from the FA College Grassroots Hub, South Devon College were found to have exceeded their targets set out for 2018/19 and are in line for further support and funding for 2019/20 as a Tier 2 Grassroots Hub.
FA College Grassroots Hubs is a grant funding initiative, which AoC Sport runs in partnership with the Football Association (FA).
Hubs are able to access funding to invest in their college and forge partnerships with the local football community to create greater opportunities to play and boost participation numbers.
Once accepted colleges must demonstrate how they intend to support the following programme aims:
- Retain and grow male and female, adult and youth participation.
- Develop inclusive playing pathways for football and futsal that offers a wide variety of flexible inclusive playing opportunities for the local community.
- Embed a student leadership programmes, which generates more and better coaches, referees and volunteers to service the grassroots game.
- Open up facilities to support grassroots football clubs to gain access to sustainable use of new/existing sports facilities.
This is achieved via a collaborative approach involving a wide range of football stakeholders including the schools and universities, County FAs, affiliated clubs and local charities.
Having been more than successful in demonstrating these aims being carried out, South Devon College now look forward to another year of support, funding, and opportunity that comes with having this accolade in place, whilst continuing to grow the number of students participating in exciting football activities over the next year.