Kickstart the summer holidays with Chorley FC Community Foundation!

J Hooper

After an intense summer of football, with the Women’s World Cup putting on a great display for English football, an all-English Champions League final and Chorley FC’s promotion to the National League, interest in football is overflowing, and ahead of next season, everyone is wanting to play as much as they can. That’s where the Chorley FC Community Foundation comes in.

Why?

This summer, Chorley FC are running a number of weekly soccer schools to improve local children’s development, sharpen up their football skills, or even just introduce kids to a fun way to spend their free time out of the house and make new friends. The four-day course will feature a wide-ranging skillset, from attacking and goal-scoring to goalkeeping and making vital saves, all whilst encouraging your child to socialise and grow their team working skills in an active and thoroughly enjoyable environment.

The team

This year the coaching staff are better than ever, featuring National League North playoff winners James Hooper, Alex and Elliott Newby, alongside Chorley FC’s own assistant manager Andy Preece. In addition to these coaches are two specialist goalkeepers, Wojciech Kocyla (who plays as a goalkeeper for Chorley FC Women) and Sam Ashton (former goalkeeper for Chorley FC). This highly talented range of staff will look to nurture talent, and more importantly, make sure that every single person in attendance enjoys themselves.

The what, where, when and how much

The ever-popular soccer school, for both boys and girls aged from 5-12, will be running at Duke Street Sports Field. There’s no need to worry about holidays getting in the way, as sessions run on August 13-16 and August 27-30. With two different sets of dates, you’ve got more than ample opportunity to make sure your child has the chance to get involved. Registration begins each day at 9 am at Victory Park, with sessions running from 10 am until 2 pm. Each four-day course is just £40, with individual days costing just £10 each if you want to see what it’s like before paying for the whole experience.

There is no better opportunity to nurture and develop your child’s skills and overall development than getting them involved in sports at a young age, and what better way to do so than ensuring they have a high level of coaching and are able to learn from the best. If you’re interested in finding out more, contact David Murgatroyd on 07804 145055 or DavidMurgatroyd@gmail.com. Who knows – your child might be the next Andy Teague, Matt Unwin or Marcus Carver!

The National League Trust is a partnership between the National League, the Premier League and the Professional Footballers’ Association. The Premier League and the PFA have committed to support the Trust until 2019.

They will each contribute a donation of £1.2m a year over this period. This allows the Trust to help National League member clubs develop their community programmes.

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