Hellingly HoundDogs YAFC are pleased to announce another successful grant bid application from Sport England for £9959 to help fund the essential equipment that is needed to help kick start the U19’s team. The money will be spent on providing new players with player safety equipment including helmets and pads along with more vital training equipment.
With the HoundDogs joining forces with East Kent Mavericks and Kent phoenix for the 2019 BAFA U19’s season, the grant comes in just at the perfect time for the club to help develop players in time for the SE Legion project.
Chairman Luke Boorer added “The Committee has been working hard behind the scenes to get the HoundDogs ready to launch the U19’s. With Bafa altering the age limits for the U17’s this year, it meant we would have lost several player if we hadn’t had launched the U19’s. These players would have had to move to another club, miles away to continue to play football. This is something that the Committee really didn’t want to see. This also adds another string to the club’s bow, but also means more work. this really does add the icing to the cake this year. After successfully being awarded as a ClubMark club, this really demonstrates the clubs desire to offer football to the youth of East Sussex. This funding really couldn’t have come at a better time for the club. this means we can order the equipment that we want and hopefully it will be ready to go when we return to training on the 23rd of January.”
The HoundDogs are still looking for more players from ages 7 to 19 to join the club’s different age groups. If you, your child or someone you know may be interested, please get in touch. We require players of all ages, sizes and experience to join our club.