Miners’ Welfare are on the ball

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STAVELEY Miners’ Welfare Football Club have their eyes on a special goal – to help coach children in Uganda.

Player Ashley Foyle, who coaches the under-11s for Chesterfield FC, is one of four coaches planning to travel to Uganda in April.

The 25-year-old said: “I am involved in Academy Africa. “The project involves me, Matthew Thorpe, Neil Cluxton and Karl Vickers going out for 10 to 12 days to coach football with local football teams, villages and children.

“We are also hoping to be able to leave them as much equipment as we can, as well as the skills they learn, so they can sustain themselves for as long as possible.

“To do this, we obviously need to try to raise as much money as possible as soon as possible.”

Events organised include a sponsored abseil at Millers Dale Bridge in Derbyshire and a race night at The Mill pub in Chesterfield on Saturday, January 28.

The fundraisers have also organised a charity football match at Staveley Miners’ Welfare Football Club between a Chesterfield FC Legends XI and a Chesterfield College XI on Sunday, March 5.