JURASSIC Coast Girls FC have become the latest recipients of a £3,000 Grow the Game grant.

Money from the grant will enable the club to create additional under-seven and under-nine girls’ teams, and train more coaches on FA coaching courses to support the new squads.

From September, the funding will allow Jurassic Coast Girls FC to offer football opportunities to girls aged five to nine for the next two seasons and beyond.

Nathan Wood, chairman of the outfit, said: “This is a great opportunity for Jurassic Coast Girls FC to offer further opportunities for girls to participate in girls’ football in the area.

“The support of the Football Foundation is fundamental in allowing us to achieve our aim as a club to be able to offer all primary school aged girls the opportunity to play football in a safe and sustainable environment.

“The funding will also allow us to grow the club’s coaching resources. To promote the club and the opportunities available thanks to this grant, the club are intending to hold a club open day in August during the FA Girls Football Week Euro Celebrations.

“Any girls interested in getting involved in playing football, especially in the two age groups supported by this grant, will be offered the opportunity to experience some fun football sessions, led by the club’s coaches, for free.”

Grow the Game has so far awarded 874 grants worth £4.2m to grassroots football clubs. Funding from the scheme enables clubs to provide opportunities for new players and train volunteers to support new teams.

Paul Thorogood, Football Foundation chief executive, said: “Congratulations to Jurassic Coast Girls FC for working with the Dorset County FA to secure their £3,000 Grow the Game grant which will increase participation in the region as well as support football development in the area.”