Luton Ladies have netted a funding boost to help cover the cost of training venues during the winter months.
The Hatters have received a £250 Team Sport award from UK Power Networks, the company which distributes electricity across the East of England.
The money will go towards securing the use of training facilities for the Eastern Region Premier Division club who have expanded hugely since their formation in 1997.
Employee Jeff Stewart, a field engineer at UK Power Networks, applied for the award as his daughter, Grace, 20, plays for the club’s reserve side in the Greater London League, while he helps as a volunteer first aider.
Steward said: “The women’s game has grown significantly in the past decade and it’s been fantastic to support Grace in her own part of that journey.
“I’ve always been a fan of the Luton Town men’s team so when Grace joined up with the youth section of Luton Ladies seven years ago I was more than happy to help out myself as a volunteer.
“This funding will be put towards the cost of hiring winter training facilities which is by far the biggest overhead for the club at this time of year so it’s great to receive.”
The Team Sport Award scheme encourages UK Power Networks staff to volunteer in the community and is aimed at promoting healthy living, teamwork and developing sporting opportunities.
Hundreds of community and sports groups have benefited from grants since the scheme was set up. During 2021, 77 teams benefitted to a combined sum of £19,250.