Junior football club, Bransty Rangers are looking for the next generation of female footballers after a £4500 grant.

The Grow the Game grant is handed out by The FA and delivered by the Football Foundation.

Bransty Rangers will use the money to establish new new under 6 to under 8 girls teams in the spirit of the grant.

New teams will create more places, options and competition for young women who are aspiring to be the next female football star.

Chairman and coach, Gordon Smith said: "Firstly I would like to thank the FA Foundation for this grant, it means a lot and will help greatly in getting these teams off the ground.

He said: "It shows that on the back of some brilliant performances by the Lionesses, that investment is being passed down to grassroots football.

"Here's to a successful world cup."

In 2018, the FA awarded grants in support of 1,140 new female teams, 230 new disability teams and 1787 new coaching qualifications. Work such as this is in-keeping with the FA's mottos around the sport: Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation.

Grow the Game has aided the expansion of more than 14000 teams since launching in 2010. The scheme is one of many awarded by the Football Foundation. They improve facilities across the UK using investments from the Premier League, the FA and the government's Sport England.

The Foundation has supported over 16,500 grass roots projects since 2000 totalling over £1.5 billion.