COLUMN: Heritage High girls are the fruit of Chesterfield FC Community Trust labour

The Chesterfield FC Community Trust Female Football Programme has boosted Chesterfield Ladies FC attempts to recruit players, writes first teamer Leoni Everley.

Friday, 11th November 2016, 9:23 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:38 pm
Chesterfield Ladies FC chairman Keith Jackson with Heritage High footballers Abbie Kent, Eve Bennett and Carly Marsden

Keith Jackson who works for the Community Trust and also holds the role of chairman at Chesterfield Ladies was able to see the fruits of the CFCCT at Heritage High School’s first annual sports awards.

The Trust run football sessions at Heritage on Wednesdays with U13s coach Andrea Linacre.

Players like Eve Bennett, Abi Kent and Carly Marsden have all signed with Chesterfield Ladies as a result of the school’s partnership the Trust.

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“This relationship benefits all parties, Heritage’s female students now have the opportunity to play football every week,” says Jackson who leads on the Trust Premier League girls programme.

“The Ladies are able to recruit more players and it is all part of the Trust’s commitment to get more girls in the area to start playing football.

“We have girls like Abi, who has never played competitive football outside of school, now playing for the biggest local club in the area. It’s a fantastic achievement.”

If any players are interested in joining the club, we have sides at Under 12s, 13s, 14s, 15s, 18s and our first team.

Do not hesitate to get in touch.

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