GUISELEY Community Foundation (GCF) have announced they have received the promise of funding from the Jordan Sinnott Foundation (JSF) for the expansion of their Over Twelve football sessions which are currently held at Nethermoor Park on Wednesday evenings.

This funding will allow GCF to offer these courses to a wider demographic, and to provide free places to under privileged children who may be missing out due to being unable to afford the nominal fee.

Fundraising by GCF has been curtailed in the past year due to the impact of Covid-19 and their annual Community Beer Festival, probably their largest event which supports many of the courses it offers children throughout the year, has had to be postponed twice.

GCF Chairman Phil Rogerson said: “It is great to receive this funding from such a great local charity formed under such awful circumstances.

"The funding will allow us to expand our Over Twelves provision and make it accessible to many who are struggling in the current difficult times.

"We look forward to working with them on a variety of local projects in the coming months and years.”

Melanie Tait from the JSF added: “From all of us at the JSF we are very happy to have helped towards a wonderful charity, Guiseley Community Foundation.

"Jordan as you all know loved everything to do with sport, but most of all he was renowned for his compassion with a heart of gold.

"Jordan and his brother Tom, lived and went to school in the Guiseley area and it seems a lovely gesture to give something back to the Community.

"The JSF is looking forward to helping as many underprivileged children to access sport. Seeing a smile is everything.”