Friends Support Easingwold Ladies Football

8th September 2021

football ball on grass pitch

Women’s football in Easingwold has been given a boost thanks to the Friends of St Monica’s Hospital (FOSMH).

As part of its campaign to support health and well-being in the area, FOSMH has given a grant to the Easingwold Town Ladies Football group. Around 20 girls and women meet weekly and the grant will buy equipment and rent of an all-weather pitch in winter.

Aisha Hepton, the group’s Coach, said

“We started as a result of lockdown, and the physical and mental benefits have been great. As well as enjoying the football it’s been a real boost to be able to socialise, meet new friends, and develop skills.”

Aisha continued

“Some of the ladies have never played before whilst others have, but the friendship between everyone and the growth in self-esteem is clear. We are immensely grateful to the Friends as we can now continue under floodlights and through bad weather”.

The Chair of FOSMH Grants Committee, Ian Jackson, commented

“It’s part of our remit to help activities that can make a positive difference to the physical and mental health of our community and this is a great example. There are other grants that we will be announcing soon but, in the meantime, we’re really pleased to give the ladies’ football this much needed boost.”

Ian added

“We would still like to hear from other groups that may benefit from a grant. They can learn how to apply through our website,”

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