Action for Children at Nethermoor

Guiseley AFC launched their partnership with Action for Children on Saturday when representatives of the charity and the Conference Trust along with local councillor Pat Latty attended their game against Hednesford Town.

Chairman and Community Development Director Phil Rogerson presented a signed Guiseley away shirt featuring the charity’s logo to Carol Iddon of Action for Children, pictured below.

Action for Children shirt presentation
(l-r) Chris Dunn (Guiseley Juniors), Andy Holdsworth (Guiseley AFC), Phil Rogerson, Carol Iddon, Andrew Gilltrap (Action for Children), Gill Smith (Action for Children), Jameel Ible (Guiseley AFC) and Tom Robertshaw (Guiseley Juniors).

Colin Robertson’s Audioboo piece on the launch.

Guiseley AFC are now working on identifying individual projects within their proposed ground improvements and elsewhere in the wider community that are suitable to be carried out by the participants in their Community Challenges.

These projects will be targeted at vulnerable young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET),  Looked After Children or Care Leavers. The aim is to provide them with suitable vocational qualifications in parallel with enhanced work experience opportunities. Guiseley AFC and Action for Children will be looking to identify these participants with the help of local schools and other agencies over the next few months with a view to the project beginning in Spring 2014.

Also visiting Nethermoor last Saturday was Sue O’Brien of the Football Conference Trust, who presented the club with a cheque for £37,450.   This represents the Trust’s match-funded commitment to the club’s Community Foundation from its inception to the end of the current season.

The Football Conference Trust is funded by the Professional Footballers Association and the Premier League.  Its support will allow the club’s Community Foundation to continue with its community sports activities and other work with vulnerable people within Aireborough and the surrounding area.

On behalf of the club, Phil Rogerson received the cheque from Sue O’Brien of the Football Conference Trust.

(l-r) Katherine Robertshaw (Aireborough Extended Services), Vicki Hepworth (Guiseley AFC Community Foundation), Chris Dunn (Guiseley Juniors), Andy Holdsworth (Guiseley AFC), Phil Rogerson, Carol Iddon (Action for Children), Andrew Gilltrap (Action for Children), Gill Smith (Action for Children), Sue O'Brien, Jameel Ible (Guiseley AFC), Tom Robertshaw (Guiseley Juniors). Sandra Jeffray (Guiseley AFC Community Foundation), Councillor Pat Latty
(l-r) Katherine Robertshaw (Aireborough Extended Services), Vicki Hepworth (Guiseley AFC Community Foundation), Chris Dunn (Guiseley Juniors), Andy Holdsworth (Guiseley AFC), Phil Rogerson, Carol Iddon (Action for Children), Andrew Gilltrap (Action for Children), Gill Smith (Action for Children), Sue O’Brien, Jameel Ible (Guiseley AFC), Tom Robertshaw (Guiseley Juniors). Sandra Jeffray (Guiseley AFC Community Foundation), Councillor Pat Latty

(Pictures courtesy of Helen Jeffray)