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Time is running out for clubs to apply for FA Stay in the Game funding. 

So if your club is operating with two or more teams and hold (or are working towards) FA Charter Standard status, click below and apply before Thursday 6th June 2019 to claim a £750 grant. 

Don't miss out! 
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Nominations for the 2019 Football Black List are now open. 

Supported by the Premier League and The FA, the annual awards highlight and celebrate members of the black community who are leading the way in the game. 

Anyone who works in or is active in the football industry can be nominated (you can even nominate yourself), so if you know someone making waves in football that deserves some recognition, click below to nominate. 
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Earlier this month, we marked Deaf Awareness Week by telling the story of one of our most inspirational beneficiaries. 

14-year-old Faith (pictured) not only has minimal hearing ability in both ears but also suffers from epilepsy that leaves her subject to three different types of seizures. Unperturbed by her disabilities, Faith started playing football just two years ago and has excelled both on and off the field. 

Click below to read more about her amazing journey. 
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National League North club Brackley Town FC capped a fine season by picking up the Football Foundation Community Club of the Year award at this season's Non-League Paper National Game Awards. 

Chairman Francis Oliver and press officer Tim Carroll (pictured) collected the gong on behalf of the club who were recognised for their contribution to Northamptonshire both on and off the football pitch. 

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Spurs star Kyle Walker-Peters talks about the importance of community facilities, the impact of Ugo Ehiogu on his career and cementing his legacy  
Some freakishly accurate predictions from SkySports pundit Alan Smith, one of the funniest videos captured on FF cameras and a vote for the ultimate 5-a-side team. Check out the highlights from the past month on social media. 
The first of its kind in the country and one of our biggest ever projects, check out these shots taken during and after the two-year construction of The Beacon of Light facility in Sunderland. 

Home to the Foundation of Light charity, the project, which started in October 2016, was made possible thanks to a £2m grant from the Premier League, The FA and Government, through the Football Foundation. 

The multi-use facility incorporates space for sports, health, education and events and sits just metres from Sunderland's iconic Stadium of Light. 

Click the 'learn more' button to read our press release from the official opening of the facility. Alternatively, you can watch this walk around of the facility via the Sunderland AFC YouTube channel. 
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With 23 inspirational women set to make the trip to France next week for the Women's World Cup (it's coming home!) we've used our Top 5 segment this month to shine the spotlight on some of the lesser-known female heroes waking waves in community football across the country. 
1. Faith Kenny

A young girl with huge courage, Faith's story is one of triumph over adversity.  Born with hearing difficulties and a rare form of epilepsy that provides obstacles for regular sporting competition, Faith has used the facilities at local club Aylsham FC to perfect her game on the pitch and develop her coaching skills off it. 
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2. Bradford City Ladies FC

From complete strangers to national cup runners up. Thanks to The FA's Grow the Game funding (delivered by the Football Foundation) Bradford City FC's ladies disability team have enjoyed a quite remarkable rise in the past 18 months. 

Click below to read their story.
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3. Arsenal FC Under-10 girls' team

Meet the trailblazing Arsenal Under-10 girls' team who, with a little help from Football Foundation employee and coach Rupen Shah, showed they were more than a match for the boys as they played a full season in a Charter Standard Boys League. With almost half of their matches taking place at Football Foundation-funded facilities, the girls played out a historic season. 
 
Full story
4. Claire Angus

Thanks to an FA Grow the Game grant, Claire Angus turned her love and enthusiasm for the game into a role that not only put huge smiles on the face of her young Rugby Town girls' team but won them the league title in the process. 

Click below to watch her story. 
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5. Teyah

Another success story from the FA's Grow the Game scheme, nine-year-old Teyah describes her first taste of the nation's favourite game as 'The best day of my life'. The youngster, who has Peter's Anomaly and Neuronal Migration disorder, grasped the opportunity to put on her boots for the first time to not only enjoy her first taste of footballing action but even score a few goals in the process. 
Teyah's story
Looking for a role in football? Check out our selection of the latest football-related vacancies including one vacancy here at the Football Foundation. 

Learning and Development Manager — Premier League
Technical Project Manager — Football Foundation
Journalism Researcher — BBC Sport
Human Resources Manager — Luton Town FC
Head of Commercial Development — Wolves FC
Football Operations Manager — Derbyshire FA

 
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