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£1,010raised of £1,800 target by 27 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,010 to help fund kit and equipment for our newly formed Under 17's girls football team - the first within the councils region.

    Location
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Category
    Sports
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    Funded on Friday, 24th November 2017

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    Story

    We are reaching out to the kind people who use justgiving.com to raise funds for our recently launched under 17's girls football team.

    West Park United Girls Academy started approximately 5 years ago by our Head of Academy - Kirsty Cunningham.

    Whilst studying for her degree and battling gender inequality within the game, she has managed to grow the club from 10 girls - 5 years ago - to well over 50 girls currently. That is over a 400% participation increase within that time period.

    For the past few seasons, we have operated with an under 9's, under 11's and under 13's side however, Kirsty - working as a volunteer in various schools - was approached by Eva and Jude (both in the photograph) asking about football opportunities for girls aged 15/16+ within the area - as there isn't any!

    The two girls came on board with ourselves a few months ago as coaches for our under 13's side (soon to be our first ever under 15's side) and have worked tirelessly in their efforts to promote the girls game. So much so they sacrificed a week of their school holidays (alongside Kirsty of course) to run a summer camp for girls.

    Due to their hard effort and determination alongside the support of Kirsty; the girls have managed to recruit an under 17's side which is an unbelievable achievement (They have now conducted there first training session as a team also!).

    Our club is run entirely by volunteers and is self funding through monthly fee's from parents/guardians however, the costs of setting up a new team are significant but we are determined to make this a massive success to provide playing opportunities for girls within our council area and beyond for 15 years plus.

    The funds raised would contribute to the following:

    16 Home Kits; 16 Away Kits; 16 Training Kits; 20+ Footballs and other equipment such as bibs and cones.

    Thank you for reading our story and we are grateful for any support which we receive.

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    • Stephen Keegan3 months ago
      Stephen Keegan

      Stephen Keegan

      3 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you to everyone for your kind donation to our cause. Our page has a few days remaining for donations and anything you could give would be greatly appreciated. Every penny counts. The past Thursday night seen two new arrivals to the squad with a few others expected over the coming weeks. Your support has helped turn this "idea" into a reality. Thank you!

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    • Stephen Keegan5 months ago
      Stephen Keegan

      Stephen Keegan

      5 months ago

      On Sunday just past, the girls had their first "unofficial" match against our U13's who are moving up to U15's shortly (moving from 7 a sides to 11 a sides - there first unofficial 11 a side game). What a great game! U17's edged it 3 goals to 2 but the standard was tremendous! As you can see, the U17's now have one of their kits which is fantastic news! We are now on our way towards working on an away kit, training kit and more equipment. We are so proud of the efforts of all the girls and once more a huge thank you from myself and Kirsty!

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    • Stephen Keegan5 months ago
      Stephen Keegan

      Stephen Keegan

      5 months ago

      Thank you everyone from both myself and Kirsty for all the support you have shown the girls so far - we can not stress enough the impact you's are all making on these girls. We are very proud to say that in these short number of weeks the girls have managed to recruit 12 players with a few "maybes" over and above that. That is an outstanding achievement and I wouldn't be surprised if we were closer to 16-18 girls come the end of October.

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    Supporters

    27

    • James Ralston

      James Ralston

      Sep 28, 2017

      Good luck. Eva's Uncle J.

      £30.00

    • Andy Burns

      Andy Burns

      Sep 21, 2017

      Forza WP Girls !

      £25.00

    • Helen Higgins

      Helen Higgins

      Sep 13, 2017

      £30.00

    • Gary Sykes

      Gary Sykes

      Sep 8, 2017

      Good luck - great to see a new team!

      £30.00

    • Donna Stewart

      Donna Stewart

      Sep 7, 2017

      Well done girls hope use raise ur target love ashley from under 13s mum 😁x

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 7, 2017

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      £15.00

    • Rod Nicolson

      Rod Nicolson

      Sep 6, 2017

      £30.00

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    Stephen Keegan

    Stephen Keegan

    Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Coach for West Park United Girls Under 13's

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