£10,000 Goalz Project launched
Published by Verity C for High Peak Community Housing in Communities and also in Education, Health, Housing
Several High Peak Agencies were at Edgeley Park (Home of Stockport County FC on Saturday 28th July to receive a cheque for over £10,000 from The Football Conference Community Fund.
The cheque was presented on the pitch at half time of the pre season friendly betweenStockportCountyFCand Manchester City FC.
The grant will fund a 36-week 72-session project called “Goalz”. A project that has been jointly written by High Peak Community Housing,BuxtonCommunitySchooland Derbyshire Police.
The Goalz project is due to commence in October 2012 and will be delivered by Stockport County FC out of the Buxton Community School campus on College Road Buxton.
The project will give young people aged 10+ access to quality football coaching and a chance to put newly gained skills into action in nightly organized small sided games and further test these skills across the region, in league games organized against other projects managed by professional league football clubs.
The project will not only provide youngsters with footballing opportunities it will deliver short social education / life skills sets that will run alongside the main body of the project.
The Goalz project will also provide students ofBuxtonCommunitySchoolwith valuable work experience opportunities in sports, media and project management. The project will also provide funding to students to improve skills through access to a training pot.
Several other local agencies have also pledged support to the project agencies include High Peak Borough Council,GuinnessNorthernCountiesand Moorlands Housing.
Mark Ford, Chief Executive of HPCH, stated how delighted the company is to be receiving this grant money and to be working in partnership with High Peak Borough Council, Buxton Community School, Derbyshire Police and Stockport County FC in delivering the GOALZ project for young people in our communities.”
Councillor Caitlin Bisknell, the Leader at High Peak Borough Council, added: “The Goalz project will offer youngsters a fantastic opportunity to get into tip-top shape while building their confidence and acquiring new skills that could open the door to rewarding careers as well as providing a lifetime of enjoyment. The project will also ensure that youthful energies are channelled positively”.