Community Foundation Weekly Newsletter 19th March 2021

Guiseley Community Foundation are getting ready for the Easter holiday with their football camps, find out more in their weekly newsletter.

Over 12s Football Returns

Our very popular Over 12s Football session will be restarting from April 21st. The session runs weekly on a Wednesday, excluding school holidays, from 16:30 until 17:30. The hour-long session, which takes place on the artificial pitch at Nethermoor Park, is regularly attended by more than 20 children. With the promise of funding from the Jordan Sinnott Foundation, we will be able to offer these sessions to a wider demographic, and offer free places to under privileged children who may not be able to afford the nominal fee. For more information on the Over 12s Football session, contact us via our social media pages, or contact Marcus on 07503180006.

Easter Holiday Camps

There are very few spaces left for our Easter Holiday Football Camps. The first week is fully booked, and there are limited spaces left for the second week. Email alison.leigh.gcf@gmail.com to avoid missing out on a place for your child.

School Clubs Restarting

With all children now back at school, lunchtime and afterschool clubs are restarting once more. This has seen our team of coaches returning to more conventional work. This includes coaches Marcus, Freya and Olivia helping to run Yeadon Westfield Junior School’s afterschool club every school day, as well as providing lunchtime sports activities at Guiseley Primary school.

Interview: Mick Glossop

What is your role within the Community Foundation?

“I am a trustee for the Foundation- also in my working life I work in FE. I am a work-based tutor delivering qualifications for Sheffield College so it made perfect sense. I also act as the IQA (Internal Quality Assurance) for the sports qualifications the Foundation deliver. I also help make sure all policy and procedures are in place, a requirement of the Awarding Body, this is a role I do as a volunteer.”

How long have you been associated with the Community Foundation?

“As a Trustee for about 3 or 4 years. I am also Chairman of the GAFC Supporters Club- this for me is a vital link between the Supporters and the Foundation. The Supporters Club and its members have sponsored activities the Foundation have delivered in the Community even before I became a trustee. I see the Supporters Club and Foundation link a cornerstone of helping to keep the Community feel of the Club as a whole.”

How much has the Foundation and its work changed since you first became involved with it?

“Over the last few years, the Foundation has come on in leaps and bounds with activities across the age range in the local Community, the work everyone does from the Chairman to the people who go into the Community or institutions to deliver qualifications is first class- I am really proud to be associated with them.”

What is your favourite part of being involved with the Foundation?

“Being part of a team that is giving something back to the local Community and helping young people gain qualifications that ultimately may change their life choices for the better on release.”