Back of the net! £6,000 funding awarded to Football For Fathers

PUBLISHED: 12:00 25 January 2020 | UPDATED: 10:59 04 February 2020

Football for Fathers has received �6,000 in funding from Ei and Carling's Made Local campaign. Picture: Semble

Football for Fathers has received �6,000 in funding from Ei and Carling's Made Local campaign. Picture: Semble

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A community-based football club - which originated for dads in and around Hitchin and Letchworth - has received £6,000 in funding to boost membership and set up new sessions.

The funding was provided by the Ei publication partnership and Carling's Your Pub Can campaign.

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Football for Fathers was set-up in 2017 as a kick-about in the park for a group of seven dads from Hitchin and Letchworth. Today, it dedicates itself to inclusivity and has more than 180 male and female members signed-up who play competitive football together across four weekly sessions.

Co-founder Adam Nethersole said: "Carling's generous support will enable us to engage more men and women from Hitchin and the surrounding villages in friendly, active and community-spirited football sessions."

Football for Fathers will be starting new sessions and Carling's funding will help them add three new sessions - regular, veterans and women's football for an additional 120 players.

You can sign up to FFF at footballforfathers.co.uk.

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