It may have been just over eighteen months in the making but today AFD, the country’s leading American Football coaching company, announced it’s Club Support Scheme had generated over £200,000 for the sport in the country.
Since AFD started the Club Support Service in January 2017, the company has helped clubs and schools in a variety of ways from helping secure funding or providing marketing support, while also delivering coaching and education workshops.
The investment has seen the ability to purchase hundreds of pieces of personal equipment, field equipment and countless balls all of which have helped ballers across the country.
Not only that but it has seen the creation of schools padded program with four schools already up and playing American Football thanks to support from AFD.
Gur Samuel, vice chairman for AFD Limited was delighted in how much the Club Support Scheme has enabled the sport: “Getting investment in American Football has been something as a sport many of us have tried to do over a number of years.
Our Club Support Scheme has helped give teams across the UK that chance to grow their organisations with much needed funds which they may not have been able to achieve on their own. It’s great seeing programs come off the ground and take flight because we’ve been able to supply the funds they need.”
One such team that has benefited from the scheme is Kent Exiles. Martin Jefkins Club Treasurer comments: “The interest in American Football continues to grow in Bromley, Orpington, Dartford and the surrounding areas. While we have a great volunteer workforce we lacked the resource to be able to take advantage of the new participation levels.
AFD really helped us in focusing our applications needs into the right areas, writing the bid with us and answering any queries along the way. With the club committee juggling full time jobs and running the club, their support took the pressure off while getting us the funds we desperately needed to expand.”
In addition to helping with community clubs, AFD have managed to also bring the sport of American Football to schools across the UK. Four schools are currently playing padded American Football while a further 16 schools have been playing flag football. Together they are helping bring a new generation of players to the sport and creating pathways between schools and local clubs. AFD are happy to work with teams across the country, and as long as you can show a need for investment, they can help.
For more information on the club support services contact AFD on 0203 056 2700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org