football

31 May 2016
A ladies’ football club has scored a £1,000 donation from leading housebuilder Persimmon Homes West Midlands.  Shrewsbury Town Ladies FC made a successful bid to the builder’s Community Champions Fund and says the cash will help develop the club allowing it to run junior as well as adult teams. Sean Evans, who applied on the club’s behalf, said: “Shrewsbury Town Ladies FC was formed in 2013 after...
24 Feb 2016
A Shropshire businesswoman is supporting a junior football teams bid for victory after becoming an official sponsor. Adele Conlon, owner of family-run Shropshire Tutor, has become the latest sponsor of Wrockwardine Wood Football Club, in Telford. Miss Conlon, who provides both private and class-based educational services to children under the age of 11 in English and maths, has provided the Under...
11 Jan 2016
Young footballers are being given the chance to play in front of scouts from one of the world’s biggest clubs thanks to a new partnership with a Shropshire coaching company. Ball Sports Community Coaching has teamed up with Manchester City to deliver football sessions for the Premier League giants. The first sessions will take the form of open development trials at The Marches School, Oswestry,...
21 Dec 2015
A football team in Shrewsbury has received an early Christmas gift from a town businessman - their first ever brand new kit. The Shrewsbury Up and Comers FC Eagles Under 12s team has been going for five years but has always relied on second hand kits from wherever they could find - never having their own identify or colours of their own. But now a local businessman and former semi-professional...
22 Apr 2015
A Shropshire businessman is organising a team of people from Shropshire to help some of Kenya’s poorest youngsters by inspiring positive change in their lives through football. Solicitor Nick Blackbourn has brought together a team of 13 people, including football coaches, teachers and students to help run a soccer school, football tournament and educational programmes in August. The aim of the...
Dennis the Menace
28 Mar 2015
According to research published by the Institute of Education in February 2014 (Research Briefing No. 106), children who read for pleasure are likely to do significantly better at school than their peers who do not. "Reading for fun improves not only literacy but maths attainment too...From a policy perspective, this strongly supports the need to support and encourage children's reading in their...
STFC
22 Nov 2012
After a difficult period of 6 games without a win and just 1 draw, I have to admit to a little apprehension as I arrived at the Greenhous Meadow for Saturdays game against Crewe. Alex had only lost 1 game in the last 5 and were looking like one of the form teams in the division. Graham Turner had made a couple of changes with Joe Jacobson and Mark Wright coming into the team after periods on the...
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