Cash boost for Shipley junior football club

18 October, 2014

A junior football club in Shipley has received a funding boost from Bradford-based chartered accountants Watson Buckle.

Cash boost for Shipley junior football club

Mark Wilcock, back row, second left, and Tony Miller, back row, far right,
with players and coaches from Bolton Woods Junior FC

Bolton Woods Junior Football Club has been presented with a cash grant of £480 from the Watson Buckle Foundation which was set up following the 2012 Olympics to fund legacy projects in the local area.

The grant will help qualify three people to the FA Level 1 coaching level, giving them the skills and knowledge to coach young people at the club.

Tony Miller, general manager, said: “We are extremely grateful to receive this grant from the Watson Buckle Foundation, which will enable young people at the club to receive high quality training from qualified coaches, assisting them in their football development.”

A cheque was presented to the club by Watson Buckle partner Mark Wilcock.

He said: “We were delighted to accept the request from Bolton Woods Junior FC to contribute towards the coaching costs for three coaches.

“Bolton Woods Junior FC is one of the biggest clubs in the areas with more than 200 girls and boys playing in teams from Under 7s to Under 16s.

“We set up the Foundation in order to encourage generations of young people to participate in sporting activities, enabling them to live active and healthy lives.

“We would urge any school, club or community group who are looking for a financial boost to their own Olympic Legacy Project to consider applying for funding from the Watson Buckle Foundation.”

To receive funding from the Watson Buckle Foundation, applicants will need to apply in writing by completing an online or hard copy application form, available to download from

In order to be successful in their application for funding, candidates will need to clearly demonstrate how the cash will be used to support Olympic Legacy projects, as well as agreeing to press and online promotion of their activity.