Athena Care Homes are delighted to have partnered with Alive King’s Lynn Community Football in a bid to encourage more girls to play the sport.
Through Amberley Hall and Goodwins Hall Care Homes in King’s Lynn, we have signed an exciting new sponsorship deal with Alive West Norfolk to support their newly-launched girls’ school football league.
Up to eight local schools will be invited to join the 7-aside league with fixtures taking place at Lynnsport’s 3G pitches to allow year-round play.
Schools will have the opportunity to bring squads of up to 10 girls from Years 5 and 6 to compete in monthly fixtures, as well as the new ‘Athena Care Homes Community Cup’ event at the end of the season.
The league is free to enter and it is hoped it will inspire a new generation of young female players locally, giving them a taste of the thrill that accompanies competitive sport.
Each January we ask residents for their wishes for the coming year, and this year our single biggest thing requested in the Norfolk homes was to see a live football match. This week one of the residents enjoyed watching from the side lines and others are excited to be able to follow the progress of each of the teams.
Mala Agarwal, Managing Director of Athena Care Homes, said: “We are delighted to able to sponsor the Girls’ School Football League and support them in making the sport more accessible to budding young female players.
“We are proud to be involved with a fantastic project that is encouraging inclusivity and promoting active lifestyles. We know many of the residents at Amberley Hall and Goodwins Hall are football fans and will enjoy following the league and seeing its growth.”
Tommy Goode, Head of Performance and Development at Alive West Norfolk, said: “We are delighted to be working with Athena Care Homes on the girls’ school football leagues initiative. Athena’s support will certainly break down barriers making football accessible to a number of girls in West Norfolk.
“Girls’ football has really taken off this year at Alive KLCF and we are grateful for the interest and support from Athena. We hope the residents at Athena Care Homes and the West Norfolk community enjoy following the league’s progress.”