A group of young people from Lache visited Chester FC’s stadium
Twenty young people, aged eight to 14, visited the club’s Lookers Vauxhall Stadium where they met first team players and watched the squad training.
The Chester FC tour was organised by Sanctuary Housing
As well as mingling with players and the management team and talking about the importance of exercise and staying healthy, the children were taken on a special tour of the club’s stadium.
The young people from Lache then trained with the Community Trust at Goals
They were then put through their paces as they took part in some skills training sessions at nearby Goals Soccer Centre with coaches from Chester FC’s Community Trust.
The Lache tour was supported by a Sanctuary apprentice and staff
The visit was supported by an apprentice from Sanctuary and from Cheshire West & Chester Council, local PCSO’s Jenna Smith and Racheal Mckevitt and parent Marie.
Libbie Stock, Sanctuary’s youth engagement officer who helped organise the day, said: "The visit with Chester FC was a great success with the young people able to join in various types of matches and gain tips and skills from coaches. The young people had a fantastic day which helped them to live healthier lives and realise how they can fulfil their goals through football."
Steph Oscroft, of Chester FC Community Trust, added: "It's great to work with children from the local area and even better when we can get them down to the ground when the first team are training, as it creates a day to remember. Not only did the children get to see our players in training, they also got to have a go at football themselves with their friends. Our main aim is to engage with the local community through the power of sport. Thank you to Libbie at Sanctuary, the PCSOs and all the volunteers for making it a great day."
You can see photos on the Chester FC Community Trust Twitter @CFC_CommTrust or on Chester FC’s Facebook page 'Chester FC Community Trust’.