We are delighted to announce that Karen Dare (Coffee & Kicks) has won The Lioness Award as part of England Football’s Grassroots Football Awards.
This is awarded to a club, league or project that has developed opportunities for women or girls in recreational or competitive football.
Receiving support from Age UK and Freedom Leisure, Coffee & Kicks is a weekly walking football group for women over 40, based in Portslade.
Overseen by FA Level 1 coach, Karen Dare, the sessions take place indoors, and always end with the players meeting in the café for a hot drink.
Following legacy funding from the WEUROs, Coffee & Kicks sessions were able to expand and attract more players.
Offering the chance to be coached by a female coach, learn new skills and meet new people, has seen new players join the sessions - with some having never even kicked a ball before!