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Stockport County ‘Buxton Goalz' 2019 Update

Stockport County ‘Buxton Goalz' 2019 Update
Posted on August 19, 2019
Archive : August 2019
Category : News

We are pleased to announce further developments with the ‘Goalz Project’, within the Buxton area.

The National League Trust funded Goalz Project has been run by Stockport County Community Foundation for the past 6 years in partnership with High Peak MBC. The project delivers football sessions every Wednesday and Friday night from 6-8pm at Buxton Community School. The sessions are free of charge and target local children aged 10-19 years old, within the Buxton and surrounding area. The aim is to help keep participants active, help develop football and life skills for young adults and to give participants a sense of fulfilment, enjoyment and belonging.

The project is continually growing significantly with over 40 participants regularly attending, from the ages of 10-19 years old, attending every Wednesday and Friday night. With the continued support from The National League Trust and High Peak MBC who have once again helped provide vital funding the project has developed further over the last 12 months as two of Stockport County's very own academy players have made the transition from player to coach. The project helped support, teach and transition both Will Potts and Cavan Holford, both now 18, the correct procedures and disciplines on becoming a coach, delivering on the project. Both coaches have thrived in their new roles as football coaches for the project. They also bring an added X-factor to the sessions by being able to provide our participants professional football knowledge and skills, in order to help develop and inspire our young participants.

The Goalz Project has also helped provide a pathway for their young participants to pursue a higher level of football. A handful of players from the project have been referred and now train with Alan Lord’s ‘Pro Football Academy’. Alan Lord himself has visited the Goalz Project and complimented the whole ethos and structure of the project highlighting the player’s attitude and football application.

Head of the Goalz Project and Stockport County Community Foundation coach Joshua Rigby-Bates had this to say regarding the project's continual improvements: "I would like to thank The National League Trust and High Peak Borough Council, along with the players who attend and our other coaches who deliver the sessions. Throughout the last 12 months we have seen further developments to the programme as highlighted above and we are excited about future plans for the Project. Thank you to The National League Trust and High Peak MBC for their continued vital funding support in order to help and advance the youngsters within the Derbyshire area"

If you would like to know more about our Goalz Project please contact; joshbates1989@hotmail.co.uk

                                                                   

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