London Biggin Hill Airport has become the lead partner for the Bromley Football Club Community Sports Trust’s Women & Girls’ Community Provision.
Launched in August 2022 hot on the heels of the Lionesses’ success, the Bromley Football Club Community Sports Trust initiative aims to increase female participation in football within the Bromley community - encouraging a clear and inclusive pathway for anyone who wants to start playing, both recreationally and competitively, whilst empowering strong community leaders.
The newly announced partnership with London Biggin Hill will support the Trust as they work to increase participation in football across all ages, not only through playing, but also coaching, refereeing, and volunteering. The project has been created to ensure that women and girls believe that football is for them, regardless of whether they have played for years or never even kicked a ball.
Representatives from Bromley FC’s women’s team, beneficiaries of the Trust and team mascot ‘Ronin the Raven’ – along with the airport’s bear mascots, Captain Mary & Captain Merlin
Andrea Ellis, Women and Girls’ Development Officer at the Bromley Football Club Community Sports Trust said: “We are excited that Biggin Hill Airport has become our lead partner in the delivery of our women and girls’ community projects. It is clear that we both share the same ambition, which is to provide more opportunities for women and girls’ in our respective fields, and we look forward to growing our relationship and continue to drive this forward.”
David Winstanley, Chief Executive Officer at London Biggin Hill Airport said: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with Bromley Football Club Community Sports Trust which aims to drive participation and create equal opportunities for women and girls, of every age and background, across our borough. London Biggin Hill is a proud member of the Bromley community, and we are passionate about supporting local causes which benefit local people. We look forward to supporting the Trust as they look to address barriers and make football in Bromley inclusive and accessible to all.”
The project will also include outreach to local schools, both primary and secondary, delivering training sessions, festivals, or tournaments for girls across the borough.
For more information about the Women and Girls’ strategy, please CLICK HERE