Wroxham FC and Victory Housing Trust join forces to support women in football

Just Regional
Jul 11, 2019 2 mins read

Wroxham FC and Victory Housing Trust have joined forces to develop and promote junior and women’s football in an exciting new partnership.

Building on the club’s recent successes in the area, the partnership will allow Wroxham FC to establish three new teams for different age groups – Under 6s, Under 14s, Under 16s – and launch a brand new women’s team.

The partnership between the North Norfolk based housing association and the club will also bring kit, training, and enhanced facilities for the whole community of Wroxham, and the surrounding areas.

Club Chairman Lee Robson explained “I’m delighted that Victory has partnered with us. It takes a lot of volunteer hours, hard work and money to set things up buying kit, equipment and making sure coaches are qualified and developed.

“In 2018/19 we invested around £14,000 in setting up our junior section and we are keen to invest again this year to build a sustainable club. The partnership will help to provide kit for the women’s team, coach education, and establish our Wildcats Centre for girls at Rackheath which starts at the end of August.”

Victory decided to get involved with the partnership as it supports its work in the local community, as Managing Director Christine Candlish explained: “We are excited by this new partnership, our involvement hopes to aid not only in the growth of a local football club, but also increase the offering of both physical and social activities in the area.

“It is important that we continue to promote participation through sport in our communities and particularly women in sport. The club has shown an ability to inspire people to develop, achieve and make lifelong friendships through football, and this is something we want for both our residents and communities”.

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