After the success of Team GB's ladies football team at the 2012 Olympics, IT solutions company Verelogic and TRAK Employment Solutions have teamed up to sponsor the STFC Girls Development Programme for the 2012/13 season and beyond.
Shane Hewlett, director of the Girls Football in the Community programme said: “We are very grateful that Verelogic and TRAK Solutions have invested in the program. Our ultimate goal is to try and inspire girls who have never kicked a football, right up to the girls who have a true natural talent in the game.
“This funding is helping us to give the girls the opportunity to develop within a structured environment under the guidance of high quality STFC qualified coaches.”
Kevin Metcalfe, CEO of Swindon Town's official website sponsors Verelogic IT Solutions said: “I think you just have to look at the success of some of our athletes to realise the importance of investing in the younger generation in sport.
“I hope that with ours and TRAK Solutions' support we will help offer more opportunities to girls in football.”
Carl McCulloch, Joint Managing Director at TRAK Employment Solutions added: “The program currently has over 300 girls participating and with some more funding we hope to see an increase in this number to further enhance girls' pathway to excellence.
“The programme is an excellent opportunity for girls in Swindon and we are delighted to be able to support it. Kevin and I are open for more businesses to support this program and would encourage them to get in touch.”