Stoke City Community Trust has been named as Staffordshire FA's Girls Recreational Provider of the Month for February.
The award recognises the Trust's efforts to increase participation in its SQUAD Girls sessions, which provide girls aged 12-14 with the opportunity to play football in a fun and safe environment.
The SQUAD programme had been struggling to attract participants, prompting the Trust to change the venue and relaunch the programme. The changes made by the Trust have proven to be successful, resulting in a significant increase in the number of girls attending the sessions. The programme has also managed to sustain these numbers, with girls returning week after week.
The Trust's success in increasing participation in the SQUAD Girls programme is a testament to their commitment to promoting the benefits of football and making the sport accessible to everyone in the local community. The award from Staffordshire FA is a well-deserved recognition of the Trust's efforts to support girls' football and inspire the next generation of female footballers.
Awards kindly sponsored by Magna Projects Ltd.