Monday 26 February 2018
As part of the Get Yourself Active project in Cheshire, Cheshire Centre For Independent Living (CCIL) created a new link with Foundation Enterprises North West Housing (FENW) and Richmond Court.
During year 3 of the project CCIL managed to secure £500 from Cheshire FA to support a 5-a-side football session in partnership with the two housing organisations. The vision of the session was to formalise a “kick about” into an organised session that would provide the residents with a good quality experience taking place in the local community.
It soon became apparent that the group wanted to progress further and were keen to take part in local competitive matches. With the support of Cheshire FA, the group was affiliated to Chester City Football Club and now competes in the local Ability Counts Football League.
On Saturday 24th February the team took park in a local football tournament to celebrate the FA People’s Cup. The day was a huge success and the team managed to win the tournament progressing them on to the North West Finals which are due to take place in March.
We wish the team all the best in the pursuit of lifting the cup for Cheshire.