Back in October, Trail 26 ran a Strava competition where they encouraged people to join their Strava club, go out and run a 10k and then upload it to Strava. Trail 26 went through all the people who uploaded their 10k runs and did a lucky dip draw to pick the winner. The prize was £250 to be donated to a children’s sports group of their choice. The lucky winner that day was Claire Flusk and she nominated Cadishead Sports JFC to receive the £250 donation.
Cadishead Sports Junior Football Club is Cadishead and Irlam’s longest running football club after nearly 40 years in existence. The club was formed in 1974 and has been based at Rowson Drive playing fields ever since. Since that date Cadishead Sports JFC have provided football facilities for boys and girls from the surrounding areas of Irlam and Cadishead.
Cadishead Sports JFC is an FA Charter Development Club, which means the club has to reach certain criteria to be awarded the accreditation. This means qualified coaches who are all CRB checked to provide the best footballing environment for children to develop.
Cadishead Sports JFC competes in the Warrington Junior Football League. The Warrington Junior Football League is the biggest league in the North West and is made up of 48 Clubs, with a total of 410 teams making up the League. This league provides football to in excess of 7,000 children from ages of 6-16.
The donation has helped subsidise an indoor facility and equipment for the Academy Group. In previous years the Academy has coached the children at their home ground on Rowson Drive. In Winter it can be cold and wet which makes for miserable 3-6 year olds (and supporters!). This year, the children have a hired indoor facility for the winter together with special indoor footballs and other well needed equipment. Everyone can stay warm and dry over the winter months now.
Academy Coach Paul Murray said ‘I would like to thank Claire Flusk for choosing us for this money to be donated to. The money has helped us subsidise a winter facility for the children to enjoy their football during the cold weather’.