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Chance for youngsters to play at STFC

26 March 2013

Local youngsters looking forward to playing on GM at half-time

A number of local youngsters are looking forward to the chance to play on the Greenhous Meadow pitch at half time on a matchday in front of a crowd of thousands.

Children who have regularly attended the Shrewsbury Town Community Sports Trust's Monday night development centre will be given the opportunity to play on the pitch during the interval at the forthcoming home games against Bournemouth and Oldham Athletic.

Brian Williams, head of the club's CST, said: "The response from the children and parents has been fantastic.

"Children have jumped at the chance to play on the pitch and hopefully this opportunity is something we can continue next season by opening the chance up to all children who attend community sports trust run centres and clubs."

Since January 1, Shrewsbury Town's Community Sports Trust has coached over 2,000 children in a variety of sports around the local community through PPA, after school clubs, lunchtime clubs, holiday courses and locally run coaching centres on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.

A new centre is now ready to be launched this April with the Community Sports Trust offering a two weekly activity development centres and matchday visits specifially for children with disabilities or additional needs aged between five and 14.

The children will be coached by Shrewsbury Town CST staff and have the chance to take part in a number of sports including basketball, netball, football, tag rugby, athletics, cricket, hockey and many more.

The main aim of this course is to build confidence, independence, to improve and develop social skills and an understanding of team work in a FUN and SAFE environment.

The sessions will be held at Sundorne Games Hall each Thursday between 4-5.30pm and at the Power League next to the Greenhous Meadow each Friday from 4-5.30pm.

The cost of each session is £2 per child per week with the first sessions starting on April 18 and 19 respectively.

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