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Chairmans Challenge Cup Winners - 8 May 2018

Abingdon United Development team 3-0 winners of the Chairmans Challenge Cup final against Bishop Cleeve Development at Fairford Town Thursday 3 May 2018.



England Manager Gareth Southgate Congratulates Abingdon United - 25 June 2017

Abingdon United Women’s FC are celebrating after being awarded a “Grow the Game grant”, something that has attracted praise from England Manager Gareth Southgate. The grant, which will provide a boost to grassroots football in Abingdon, has paved the way for Abingdon United to create a new, and its first, Women’s team since it was formed in 1946.

England Men’s Senior Manager and Football Foundation Ambassador, Gareth Southgate, said: “I am so pleased that Abingdon United Women’s team has secured this Grow the Game grant. The club has worked very hard with the Berks & Bucks County FA and the Football Foundation to get more local people playing football so that they can enjoy the many physical and mental benefits that come with playing regular sport.

“Grow the Game is mainly funded by The FA and delivered by the Football Foundation. This is money that is flowing from the very top of the game down to the lowest levels, to help clubs at the grassroots to bear the cost of starting up a new team, whether it for a new kit, pitch hire or sending volunteers on FA accredited coaching courses. Grow the Game is a £2.5m programme funded by The FA and the Football Foundation. It awards grants to grassroots football clubs that wish to create new teams, especially amongst under-represented groups. £1,500 is available to help FA-affiliated clubs with the cost of creating a new team, which might include the cost FA coaching courses; FA league affiliation costs; referees’ fees; first aid kits; and even football kit & equipment.

Club Secretary John Blackmore, has said that the Grow the game Grant will be a great benefit to the club, firstly in starting up it’s first and new “Women’s team” but also in helping towards those “starting up costs” to ensure the team can start and progress in the following years ahead with this help from the “Football Foundation”.

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