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For further information, please contact Kinnon North (Community Project Manager) on 07557790446 or at  guiseley.football@hotmail.co.uk

This season, Guiseley AFC have decided to take a more active role in the local community and have sought and found local partners in the public and community sectors. With access to match funding from the Football Conference Club Development Fund (supported by the Premier League and the Professional Footballers’ Association) the club has run a number of community projects.

Community Partners

To date we have teamed up with the following organizations, and we are always on the lookout for additional partners. Please contact us for more details.

Guiseley Lions – Positive Futures – Leeds City Council Youth Services – Guiseley Schools Extended Services – Carr Manor High School – Aireborough Voluntary Society for the Elderly & Disabled (AVSED)

Projects

Projects to date have included successful half-term Free Football sessions aimed at involving the young people of the district, and with a view to extending them to Friday night sessions with the aim of reducing the risk of anti-social behaviour. The sessions will be repeated this coming Easter and have been extended to incorporate an ASDAN course leading to a leader qualification in Sport and Fitness. Participants in the course will get the opportunity to win a trip to a House of Commons reception on the 25th April. Dates and times are:

DateTimeAgesSessions
Tues 10th April10 am – 12 noon8 to 11Fun Football Sessions
Tues 10th April1 pm – 3 pm9 to 14 Girls OnlyFun Football Sessions
Wed 11th April10 am – 3 pm12 to 16 Boys & GirlsASDAN Sports and Fitness Course – Win Trip to House of Commons  on 25th April
Thurs 12th April10 am – 12 noon8 to 11Fun Football Sessions
Thurs 12th April1 pm – 3 pm8 to 11Mini Tournament – Organized by ASDAN participants.

Young Volunteers Training Project

This is another Football Conference Club Development Fund supported project, this time in conjunction with Leeds City Council Extended Services.  Its aim is to train young volunteers in the coaching of various sports in preparation for their taking lead roles in a proposed Summer Holiday Sports and Activity project. The project is also supported by the  Premier League and the Professional Footballers’ Association.

We have had some uptake for this from local schools but there is still room for additional participants, who should contact us on the community email address above.

Academy Trials

Successful trials took place at our partner Specialist Sports College Carr Manor High last month, with over 30 youngsters attending. Most of them were asked back for a second trial, held on March 7th, and an interview that will determine the individual’s way forward educationally. The second trial was, once again, open to all and details can be found on the school’s website: www.carrmanorhigh.co.uk

Five-a-Side League

We are looking to start a five-a-side league on the newly-refurbished all-weather facility at Nethermoor commencing in April, probably on a Monday night. We already have interest from four teams but we are looking for another four to join them. Anyone interested should contact us via the community email address above.

Free Sessions

These football coaching sessions were run at half-term in conjunction with Leeds City Council Youth Services and Positive Futures and were jointly funded by the Club and The Football Conference Club Development Fund (supported by the Premier League and the Professional Footballers’ Association).

Our first-team centre-back Danny Ellis and Ladies’ team secretary Jenny Taylor took some of the sessions, and the feedback from the participants has been really positive. Unfortunately, the take-up by the older (13- 16) age group was really disappointing, despite the alleged lack of activities available for this age group and the sessions’ being free.

We are looking to run Friday evening sessions for this and the younger age group over the coming weeks, and those interested are asked to look out for details on Facebook or Twitter or to e-mail guiseley.football@hotmail.co.uk.

Charity Six-a-Side

This event, organized in conjunction with Guiseley Lions in aid of The Pancreatic Cancer Campaign for Hope and Medical Detection Dogs, raised nearly four hundred pounds that was split between the two charities and it is hoped that it will become an annual event that will attract more teams and raise more money each year.
‘The Real Guiseley Lions’ won the competition, beating Guiseley AFC Supporters’ Club in the final, with local MP Stuart Andrew on hand to present prizes.

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