Fleet active with "Suporters for tomorrow" scheme

Monday 06th March 2006

Working in partnership with Nationwide, Conference side Gravesend and Northfleet, have recently demonstrated their support of the girls and ladies game through the community work the club provide.

Gravesend and Northfleet FC and their ladies teamed up with the Conference League sponsor Nationwide to run their 'supporters of tomorrow scheme', which encourages participation in local schools and support of local clubs by providing free coaching sessions and equipment.

The school selected, in recognition of their hard work and commitment to girls football, was Northfleet School for Girls, who received free coaching sessions from first team player Ross Smith and ladies team player Tina Martin, both qualified coaches and a free kit for their school team.

Manager Liam Daish and top striker Charlie MacDonald presented the Head of PE Lorraine Grinyer and her pupils with their new kit before their recent goal-less draw with Scarborough.

The girls also received VIP passes to watch the match and had the opportunity to show off some of their new skills in a half time skills display.

Ladies club spokesperson Tina Martin said: “This was a fantastic opportunity and a great day for the girls involved who received a new school kit, a chance to play in front of the Fleet home crowd and to meet all the players.

“We are working very hard to increase the opportunities for girls to get involved in football and this scheme highlights that work as well as encouraging more people to support their local team."

* Second in the table side, Hereford United visit Stonebridge Road on Tuesday night, 7:45pm.