Women’s basketball nets funding boost in Falkirk through Fury

Falkirk Fury sent two of their women’s teams to Scottish Cup finals earlier this month – and more could make the grade if the club continues to grow its’ ladies section.

Friday, 14th February 2020, 4:32 pm
There's a lot of great work going on in Fury's female sections, and now they're rolling the programme out from competitive and into the community.
There's a lot of great work going on in Fury's female sections, and now they're rolling the programme out from competitive and into the community.

Fury is to receive £27,000 of National Lottery cash thanks to sportscotland’s Direct Club Investment (DCI) funding programme which John Bunyan and co. will use to employ a part-time coach on a recreational and community programme targeting females to get more involved in the game.

The investment forms part of a £340,000 windfall for 12 clubs across the country.

Headcoach Bunyan explained: “Our four- year partnership relates to encouraging more woman to our sport and is primarily targeted at a non competitive situation.

There's a lot of great work going on in Fury's female sections, and now they're rolling the programme out from competitive and into the community.

“We will be working with girls and woman across a number of age groups and looking for them to really enjoy taking part in what will be low key, fun sessions and hopefully making a positive impact on their lifestyle.

“The club has previously received funding from DCI for a performance program in the club, which was a huge success and working with sportScotland again gives us a great opportunity to take basketball to a wider and different audience”

Fury recently launched ‘pick-up’ basketball sessions for women in Grangemouth High School.

DCI is a key component of sportscotland’s commitment towards club development.

There's a lot of great work going on in Fury's female sections, and now they're rolling the programme out from competitive and into the community.

The programme prioritises the inactive and underrepresented, including girls and young women, people with a disability and people in disadvantaged communities. 

Active Schools manager, Cameron Reid, said: “Through our longstanding partnership with the club, Falkirk Community Trust is delighted to hear of their recent DCI success. The club is recognised nationally for the success it has enjoyed at elite competition over the years, however, this funding will support and grow the strong partnership between the club and FCT.”