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Community Sports Trust Co-Ordinator Kyle Lord Looks Over The Last Twelve Months

23 May 2019

Firstly, thanks to all you Silkmen supporters and to all our local partners for supporting the Community Sports Trust throughout the season. 

2018/2019 has been a great season for the Community Sports Trust (CST) whether it be on the pitch or off it, here’s a look at some of the things we did -

Healthy Hearts Workshops 

As you will have seen in this season's match programmes, we have enjoyed our second year of funding from The National League Trust. This has helped us to deliver our Healthy Hearts workshops to many classes from different schools in the local area. 

We’d like to thank Adelphi Solutions Group, Bollington for their continued support of this great health initiative. 

Care Homes (M.A.G.I.C Programme) 

The Movement and Games in Chairs (M.A.G.I.C) programme has had another successful season in 2018/2019 as our Community Participation Officers have frequently been visiting elderly residents suffering from dementia to keep them fit and healthy.

This has been achieved through a different variety of activities that have helped physically and mentally which have been enjoyed by us all. 

You may have seen one of our participants, Bernard Watson attend the Newport County game on Easter Monday,. This was thanks to the CST and to Media Manager Bob Trafford - together we gave Bernard a very special day! 

After School Club 

Every day we attend different after school clubs throughout the Cheshire East area. These are very keenly attended and have been very successful throughout the season. 

We run different activities such as Multi Sports, Football, Girls Only Football, Athletics and Premier League Primary Stars after school clubs. 

Premier League Primary Stars (PLPS) 

PLPS sessions are probably our most successful programmes that we run. With thanks to the EFL Trust our funding has allowed us to purchase a range of equipment that has significantly improved our PLPS sessions throughout the season. 

We have so far delivered to fourteen different classes and between October half-term and the Christmas holidays we delivered seven sessions a week to different classes from Year 4 to Year 6 at local schools. 

Macclesfield Football Academy (MFA) 

MFA have been very successful throughout the season. I have had the pleasure of managing the side and it’s great to have such a great set of players at All Hallows Catholic College.

We reached the Third Round of the National Cup and also lifted the Macclesfield and District Cup following victory against Wilmslow High School. 

Overall, it’s been a great season for MFA.

Little Strikers 

Little Strikers has been a huge success this season. We have seen an influx in participation levels across our partner nurseries and we’re really proud to be helping nursery children learn vital functional skills to help them progress into Primary Education this September. 

PFA Player Visits - Community Champion 

We would like to say a massive thank you to the players that came and supported us throughout the season at various PFA Player Visits.

It’s been a fantastic season and we have had over ten player visits which is a great turnout. 

We are asked by the PFA to vote for our Community Champion – this is someone that has been to community events and epitomised the connection between the club and the community. 

This season’s winner was Callum Evans – who was presented with his award following on from the Cambridge game.

We would like to thank Callum for all his efforts this season and congratulate his on a well-deserved accolade!

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