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Guiseley football club teams up with charity to offer work experience
Vulnerable young people will be helped by a football club which has launched a partnership with the charity Action For Children.
Guiseley AFC are now working on identifying individual projects within their proposed ground improvements and elsewhere that can be carried out by the participants in their Community Challenges.
The projects will be targeted at vulnerable young people who are not in employment, education or training, as well as children who are in care or who have left the care system.
The club is aiming to provide them with vocational qualifications and work experience. Participants will be identified with the help of local schools and other agencies over the next few months and the project is expected to begin next Spring.
The club launched its partnership when representatives of the charity and the Conference Trust along with local councillor Pat Latty attended their game against Hednesford Town.
Chairman and community development director Phil Rogerson presented a signed Guiseley away shirt featuring the charity’s logo to Carol Iddon, of Action For Children.
Sue O’Brien of the Football Conference Trust, presented the club with a cheque for £37,450. The money is the Trust’s match-funded commitment to the club’s Community Foundation from its inception to the end of the current season.
The trust is funded by the Professional Footballers Association and the Premier League. Its support will allow the club’s Community Foundation to continue with its community sports activities and other work with vulnerable people within Aireborough and the surrounding area.
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