Funding for girl’s football


By Sarah Howells

A new Bideford AFC Ladies’ side has been given £4,500 thanks to two Devon county councillors. Councillor Gaston Dezart has donated £3,000 and Cllr Robin Julian £1,500 from their locality budgets.

The money will help the club to provide new facilities and training to get more women and girls playing football.

Cllr Dezart, who suffered serious injuries in a collision when he was out cycling in June, said he is now ‘back in business’ as a councillor. He said: “These girls know where they need to be and now they can train to achieve it.”

Anyone interested in finding out more can contact Mark Lewis 07870 832427 or Pete North on 07653 827224.