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Sanctuary teams up with Chester FC in Lache

21 April 2015

Young people in Lache have been developing their footballing skills with free professional training from coaches from Chester FC.

Sanctuary football sessions in Lache

The coaching sessions over the Easter holidays were organised by Sanctuary Housing and gave youngsters from Lache the chance to improve their skills.

Chester FC coaches in Lache

More than 50 girls and boys aged between five and 15 took part in the sessions at Sycamore Field which were coached by coaches from Chester FC, including Sanctuary resident Jay Gilmartin, a student from Lache who has been working with the club as part of a work placement.

Sanctuary’s partnership with Chester FCAs part of a partnership be  tween Sanctuary and Chester FC, the club’s Community Trust delivers and supports community investment activities, including football and multi-sports sessions in Sanctuary’s neighbourhoods across Chester.

Libbie Stock, youth engagement officer for Sanctuary, said: “Sycamore Field had a buzz about it with parents, grandparents and other family members watching the skills sessions. I would like to thank everyone for coming along to the event and supporting us in such great numbers.”

Jon McCarthy, chief executive of Chester FC Community Trust, added: "The kids were a credit to their community and with the considerable support of their parents it created one of the best coaching environments that I have ever had the pleasure to work in. We loved it at the Lache; it’s one of our best memories this year and we can't wait to return soon."Dale Gilmartin, chair of Lache FC Juniors, commented: “This was a fun and exciting activity for the kids to enjoy and learn new football skills. The community was out in force for these footballing sessions.”


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