Glasgow Girls & Women FC

'The Pride of the East-end'

Glasgow Girls & Women FC

Glasgow Girls Football Club topped the MARS Milk Fund voting league this month to win a £1000 award.

Glasgow Girls FC welcomes girls from across the East End of Glasgow to enjoy and play football. The club trains girls of all ages, runs a women’s leisure team and also runs community coaching classes during and after school.

Jim Strathdee, club coach, says: “The club has been invited to visit Gambia in November to promote Girls’ and Women’s football in a country where female sport is not encouraged. We will be working with and donating kit to clubs wishing to start a girls’ football team. At the end of the week Glasgow Girls FC will play the Gambian natives Women’s in the national stadium! The award from the MARS Milk Fund will go towards the rising costs of the trip.”

Research conducted by the MARS Milk Play Fund has revealed that despite spending an average of 12 hours per week watching, playing or thinking about sport, 73% of men admit that they now actually spend more time than ever on non-sporting hobbies.

The study, also found that one in five of men aged 18-34 have taken up baking, while 50% say they have given yoga a go. And a further 15% would like to test their ability at ballroom dancing.

Michelle Frost, spokesperson for MARS Milk says: “We need to ensure that the opportunities are there for men and women to continue to play sport and to encourage those that currently aren’t participating in any sporting activities to take up something new. This is why we have launched the MARS Milk Play Fund.”

The MARS Milk Play Fund was set up to help individuals, clubs and groups to play more. The MARS Milk Play Fund, runs until October 4 2015 and has two £300 awards to donate each week. There is also a £1,000 monthly award, where the public can vote for their favourite individual, club or team.

The fund is open to individuals, clubs and organisations based in the UK and Republic of Ireland only. Applicants must be aged 18 years or over and only one application will be accepted per person, club or organisation.

And for tech fans, the fund is also giving away the very latest gadgets every week.

Applications to the fund can be made on the MARS Milk website