We currently have a number of Local Football Partnerships, who work to develop football in their specific area by pooling resources and working in partnership. The aim is for these groups to become self-sustaining, run by volunteers from the area and supported by Berks & Bucks Football Association development team and act as a forum to air views and to tackle some of the issues experienced locally. If you are interested in setting up a local Football Partnership please contact Liz.Verrall@Berks-BucksFA.com
Milton Keynes LFP
The Milton Keynes Local Football Partnership is made up of key volunteers across the area. Representation from local leagues, MK Council, local clubs, MK Dons Sport & Education Trust and schools meet to discuss the issues and areas for development in Milton Keynes. The group are currently working on a development plan to focus the efforts of the group.
The group has also been successful with a funding application to Sport England for "Get into Football." This funding is to be used to develop opportunities for players aged 16+ to play local football at a time, when statistics show that players tend to drop out of the game. It is hoped that this funding, will help buck the trend and produce a clear and concise pathway for anyone within Football in Milton Keynes. The group is currently working on a brand and identity and will soon have their own website.
For more information on the Milton Keynes LFP please contact: Liz.Verrall@Berks-BucksFA.com
The Slough Local Football Partnership is made up of key volunteers across the area. Representation from Mars, local leagues, Slough Borough Council, local Charter Standard clubs and schools all meet to discuss the issues and areas for development within Slough.
The group are currently implementing their 3 year development plan and were fortunate to have Sir Trevor Brooking attend the launch of the LFP in November 2011. Mars In The Community have played an important role in funding the groups 3 year plan and vision for sustainable football within Slough.
For further information on the Slough LFP please visit www.sloughlfp.co.uk