Wilmslow Town Council has awarded a Community Grant of £1,125 towards a Girls' Primary inter school World Cup Tournament.
The tournament will run from Tuesday 27th June to Friday 30th June at Wilmslow Phoenix Sports Club. All primary schools in Wilmslow, Handforth, Alderley Edge, Styal and Mobberley will enter a team each day, in age-appropriate categories.
Believed to be the first of its kind in the country, the Girls' World Cup Tournament will be free to enter, with the aim of encouraging more girls to play football.
The funding from Wilmslow Town Council will be used towards venue hire, staffing and referee costs, equipment, trophies and medals for the tournament.
Wilmslow Town Council Chair, Jon Newell, said "It is an honour to support an initiative that encourages and inspires more girls to get involved in football as well as promoting physical activity in general and bringing the local primary school community together. We thank the organisers for driving the initiative and hope that the tournament it is a big success."