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Recap of Half-Term Week at Crawley Town

At Crawley Town Community Foundation during February half-term, we have some fantastic opportunities and sessions running throughout the week.

Every holiday or half-term we run our widely successful Soccer Schools at The People’s Pension Stadium. The February Soccer Schools however started off strong with Crawley Town FC first team players Ludwig Francillette, Will Ferry and Owen Gallacher coming down to join in with the session.

Overall, the week was very successful and the sun even came out to make the Soccer School just that bit brighter this half-term.

The Community Development team launched their Premier League Volunteer programme on Tuesday 22nd February with a volunteer event. Hosted at the People’s Pension Stadium, the 16 volunteers took part in a volunteer’s workshop alongside a stadium tour, mini tournaments and pizza to finish the afternoon.

Overall, the event was a great success and we are excited to launch the volunteer programme across Premier League Kicks sessions in Crawley.

As well as these Crawley based events during half-term, we had 2 departments head up to Swindon for different tournaments.

For our Elite & Development players we took 8 teams to play Swindon Town during half term, playing next to their stadium for 2 days. Our U-7 to 14 teams played some incredible football during their games and it was great to see so many Crawley fans and locals representing the local team.

U-8 Player Oliver Jordan said “After a long drive, we played four tough games. It was great fun and I love visiting and playing against these teams like Swindon. I look forward to playing more matches for Crawley Town and improving my game.”

Ian Cobbett, Player Pathway Co-ordinator said, "It was great to see our players continuing their improvement as individuals and as a team with some great games against Swindon Town. We have been working hard to implement a philosophy throughout the youth & foundation phases and are extremely proud with how the players have adapted to it. Players left with smiles and enjoyed playing, watching and being part of Crawley Town"

In celebration of the 15 Year Anniversary for Premier League Kicks, Swindon Town FC Community Foundation hosted a big tournament for 13 teams. The day was filled with workshops and tournaments, for which we took 8 Kicks participants to take part in.

Matt Calver, Community Development Officer said this about the day, “It was really good to be able to take 8 players from our kicks programme to Swindon to celebrate 15-year anniversary of Premier league kicks. The day was spilt into two, with the morning spent doing different workshops including a street doctor workshop. The afternoon was spent playing in a Football tournament, the boys played really well against other teams across the southern area of the country. This was a really good opportunity for these players to experience a tournament setting through our Kicks programme.”

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